Accession Number:

ADA273990

Title:

The Combat Logistics Force: Sustaining an Army Airborne Brigade Contingency Operation in an Undeveloped Theater

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis 1 Aug 1992-5 Jun 1993

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-06-05

Pagination or Media Count:

122.0

Abstract:

This study investigates the possible employment of the Navys Combat Logistics Force to sustain an Army airborne brigade conducting a contingency operation in an undeveloped theater. This discussion focuses on modifying a Navy replenishment oiler AOR to enhance its capability to perform a sustainment role for an Army airborne brigade the AORs peacetime mission will remain providing fuel to the fleet. During the initial stages of a contingency operation in an undeveloped theater, the lead airborne brigade relies exclusively on airdrop resupply of essential sustainment items after their initial 48 hour basic load has been exhausted. Army doctrine suggests using host nation support to augment air delivered resupply and medical evacuations until required infrastructure is established. Shortfalls to this logistics doctrine have been observed during both Operation Urgent Fury in Granada, and Operation Provide Comfort in Somalia. This study explains the Shortfalls experienced by the lead brigade conducting a contingency operation in an undeveloped theater. The analysis addresses the need for joint sustainment doctrine and provides the planner with a viable option for on-call logistics support to an undeveloped theater using assets already in the U.S. Navy inventory.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Marine Engineering
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE