Disaster Relief Logistics Doctrine for U.S. Army Units: Fact or Fiction?
FLORIDA INST OF TECH MELBOURNE
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This research paper evaluated the adequacy of the Department of the Armys logistics doctrine and determined whether that doctrine was adequate to support Army units in conducting disaster relief support. The author also investigated the Armys training policy concerning disaster relief operations both foreign and domestic operations. The author used interviews of military and civilian experts in disaster relief operations along with analysis of unit after action reports in order to reach his findings. The author determined that the existing logistics doctrine was adequate for US Army units. The author also determined there was a need for field grade officers to attend an overview course on disaster relief systems and organizations. Additionally, the author felt the Army should develop a field manual or other suitable publication devoted to disaster relief operations for use by Army units in the field.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies