Base Camp Life Cycle Management: Focusing on the Critical Elements
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
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An increased expeditionary operations tempo over the past 60 years has highlighted the need for base camps to enable force projection for the United States and its allies in a variety of locations in the world. Base camps evolved based on mission and the environment, while the ever-changing needs of the force inadvertently established and often cemented cost prohibitive practices and inconsistencies in decision making, management, and quality, resulting in ad hoc solutions. Projections for future engagements make it very likely that the need for base camps will be an increasing focal point for the U.S. military and its partners. As a business or logistics model, life cycle management is not currently a well defined or typical conceptual development process applied to military base camps. Methodically applying a life cycle management framework, with stakeholders as the focus, to a military base camps situation can significantly improve both long-term and short-term operational capabilities, resourcing concerns, and national strategic relationships. The monograph presents two case studies, Operation Bolero during World War II and the Global War on Terrorism in Baghdad, Iraq, during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
- Administration and Management
- Humanities and History
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies