Materiel Management Challenges During the Persian Gulf War
Research rept. Aug 1992-Apr 1993
INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC
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Although maintaining logistics momentum and flexibility are doctrinal hallmarks of logistics units, seldom are they achieved without overcoming major obstacles. Support efforts during Operations Desert ShieldStorm clearly proved that axiom. Innovation, agility, and responsiveness were constantly required at all levels to overcome extended distances, crowded ports, increasing demands, and competing priorities. When doctrine could not be applied, alternatives were developed. When automation was ineffective, ad hoc support elements were created. The most celebrated was the Central Command CENTCOM logistics headquarters, established in lieu of mobilizing a theater level command and control logistics headquarters. The end result--an overwhelming success for the United States.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics