Logistics Support to Future Unified Commanders
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Desert Storm logistics illustrated the increasing complexity of modern warfare. This study focuses on several logistical lessons of operation Desert ShieldDesert Storm, similar to those experienced in past wars. The current U.S. strategy demands a U.S. based, crisis response force that can achieve a quick, relatively bloodless victory, worldwide. An emphasis on a rapid response capability, over extended lines of communication LOCs, places greater weight on logistical considerations. Force sustainment will become significantly more challenging as deployments lengthen. Analyzed in this study are three major aspects of warfighting logistics movement, supply of materiel and maintenance. Also discussed is the concept of creating a single DoD logistical support organization. Named the Joint Logistics Support Command, JLSC it could directly support the combatant commanders Joint Logistics Command JLC. Basically, this proposal merges USTRANSCOM, DLA and the currently proposed depot maintenance consolidation organization - the Defense Maintenance Command DMC, into one command, the JLSC.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics