Accession Number:

ADA463453

Title:

Reconfiguring Logistics Command and Control for the 21st Century

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-05-17

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

The joint nature of 21st Century warfighting mandates changes in the command and control structure overseeing logistics functions. While there is no debate as to the importance of logistics, there is considerable discussion and disagreement as to command and control issues. Without a truly joint logistic C2 structure, services will continue to rely on existing stove piped capabilities that too often result in ineffective workarounds and disjointed logistics efforts. One approach to resolving this problem is the establishment of a subunified logistics command that would ride the backbone of emerging technology in closing gaps that exist between inter-service logistics capabilities, including control of and use of prepositioned assets. This logical next step in logistics command and control is essential in order to exploit past hard lessons learned and to improve the effectiveness of operational logistics.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE