Accession Number:

ADA285774

Title:

Theater Airlift Management and Control. Should We Turn Back the Clock to Be Ready for Tomorrow

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL SCHOOL OF ADVANCED AIRPOWER STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

77.0

Abstract:

This study analyzes current theater airlift organization and control principles for supporting a large contingency or conventional war. It segregates theater airlift management issues into three organizing categories 1 organizational relationships and responsibilities, 2 theater command and control networks and supporting personnel, and 3 theater airlift management procedures. The study analyzes historical evidence from the Vietnam and Gulf wars to derive theater airlift management lessons. By comparing this evidence to current policy trends it attempts to determine how well current doctrine reflects past lessons. In addition, the author evaluates how well equipped current doctrine is to handle three future influences on the theater airlift system divestiture of the C-130 fleet, growing uncertainty in the international security arena, and the fielding of the new C-17 transport aircraft.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE