Accession Number:

ADA276617

Title:

Materiel Management Challenges During the Persian Gulf War

Descriptive Note:

Research rept. Aug 1992-Apr 1993

Corporate Author:

INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE