Accession Number:

ADA499145

Title:

Leveraging Transformation: Surface Deployment & Distribution Command (SDDC) in Okinawa, Japan

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-02-23

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

Effective deployment and sustainment of United States expeditionary armed forces requires Surface Deployment and Distribution Command SDDC to implement all efficiencies and take advantage of all opportunities available to increase organizational flexibility and streamline seaport planning, operations and management. Challenged by the strategic global realignment of the United States, changes in the commercial shipping industry, and demand for further cost efficiencies, SDDC has restructured many of their permanent worldwide seaport operations. However, in certain key areas these efforts fall short of adequately transforming, and providing full support to the Combatant Commander. Using Okinawa, Japan as a case study will show how SDDC can further leverage transformation options, their impacts on overall costs, and operations to improve contingency planning.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE