Accession Number:

ADA370662

Title:

America's Silver Bullets: Allocating Low Density High Demand Assets.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-05-16

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Global Military Force Policy GMFP was established in 1996 to protect against excessive OPTEMPO and ensure readiness of assets with unique mission capabilities but limited in number. Deployment of these Low Density High Demand assets receives Joint Staff and Secretary of Defense scrutiny under GMFP. Unfortunately, administration, execution, and prioritization challenges have reduced the effectiveness of GMFP. In the three years since GMFP was established, there have been numerous instances where steady-state OPTEMPO has been exceeded during peacetime, resulting in lost training opportunities, degrade readiness, reduced material condition, shortened service life and deteriorated morale. The objective of GMFP is to ensure LDHD assets are available for warfighting CINCs when required for major crisis. Failure to accept some level of risk today by rejecting a CINC request for an LDHD asset, effectively transfers that risk down the road to when the asset might not be available in time of crisis. The Joint Staff must tighten the reins on the LDHD assets through disciplined and consistent responses to allocation requests. Additionally, eliminate applicability limitations to make all Service and Reserve Component Low Density High Demand assets available for GMFP allocation. Finally, improve Service and CINC administrative input to GMFP, and connectivity to make execution of GMFP more effective.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE