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Base Camp Design: Site Selection and Facility Layout
Technical rept. 1 Jul 2000-30 Jun 2001
MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT NY OPERATIONS RESEARCH CENTER
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Army deployments to conduct operations other than war have been sustained by base camps for 225 years. In other words, base camp development is not a new endeavor. However, the larger footprint required by the logistical demands of modern equipment coupled with deployments in urban regions have created an environment where site selection and facility layout within a base camp become difficult problems. Increased environmental awareness, new construction standards to address force protection and soldier morale, and life-cycle cost make base camp location and layout an important Army issue. Therefore, base camp design, management and reengineering should proceed from a systems engineering perspective in order to adequately address these complex and interrelated requirements.
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