Accession Number:

ADA265397

Title:

Civilians in Support of Military Field Operations

Descriptive Note:

Study project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-04-15

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

During Operation Desert ShieldStorm, highly trained U.S. government and contractor employees maintained complex weapons systems, issued new equipment, and in other ways supported the efforts of combat forces. The conflict could not have been fought effectively without them. All Services employed U.S. civilians in the theater but policies and procedures covering them varied. Concerns about insurance, families, and notification of next of kin persist. Military concerns about the endurance and reliability of U.S. government and contractor employees also persist. Several agencies are addressing these concerns and improving procedures. Some Army doctrine is being updated to include the civilian work force. Yet, overall our war-fighting doctrine has not clearly defined the role of civilians in a modern fighting force. This paper addresses the contributions of government and contractor employees during recognize the presence of civilians on the battlefield in Joint and Army doctrine, policy, and plans. This study does not include foreign nationals, host nation support or non-appropriated fund employees

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE