Overcoming the Sustainment Gap in the Marine Corps War Reserve System
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT
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Current doctrine for the US Armed Forces seeks quick and decisive military victories through the rapid deployment, force closure, and employment with overwhelming tempo and firepower. But due to fiscal limitations and transportation challenges borne out of peacetime budgets, the Marine Corps war reserve system cannot maintain uninterrupted operational sustainment in the magnitude of a major theater war. It is imperative, when operating at the level of the Marine Expeditionary Force, that Marine and Joint Force commanders understand this gap as well as the measures that can be taken to mitigate the inherent risk associated. Additionally, for the Joint Force Commander, it is important to understand the latency of the overall problem. Issues placing constraints on one service are usually transferable and being experienced by all service components in the realm of logistics commonality.
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