Operation Provide Comfort. A History of JTF -- A Logistical Operation.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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During Operation Desert Storm, Proven Force and Provide Comfort, I was the J-4, Special Forces Operations Command Europe, SOCEUR commanded by Brigadier General Richard Potter. Special Operations Command Europe deployed as part of Joint Task Force Proven Force, Incirlik, Turkey, which operated from 9 January 1991 to 22 March 1991. On 6 April 1991, Headquarters SOCEUR was alerted for participation in Operation Provide Comfort with the mission to provide humanitarian support to the Kurds in northern Iraq and southern Turkey. Other reports on Operation Provide Comfort have focused on the JTF force composition, mission, and operational concept. The objective of this personal experience monograph is to provide insight into the logistical operations and staff relationships of JTF-A during Operation Provide Comfort, 7 April 1991 through 17 June 1991. The views presented in this paper are the logistical perspective of how SOCEUR supported Operation Provide Comfort.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics