Where's the Joint in Joint Seabasing: Logistical Implications for the Joint Force Commander
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT
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Joint Seabasing is a visionary concept aimed at increasing combatant commanders flexibility in responding to the range of military operations. The Department of Defense has identified Seabasing as a joint capability, and is developing the capability for the 2015 timeframe. It is critical that the effort is truly joint, especially in light of indications that this has not been the case to date. In addition to the joint challenge, the concept of Joint Seabasing identifies several logistical challenges with respect to command and control, logistics information systems, doctrine, training, integration and host nation support. Options are presented to overcome these challenges, and successful implementation of Joint Seabasing can yield significant operational advantages with respect to logistics. The paper identifies several recommendations for the combatant commander to advocate for or implement today to better prepare the armed forces to leverage the full capability of a Joint Sea Base in the future.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies