Transfer of Department of Defense Managed Sustainment Programs in Iraq to Department of State Control
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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United States Military Forces-Iraq were under the mandate to withdraw from Iraq no later than December 2011. Upon their withdrawal, 16,500 diplomats, security personnel, and support personnel would remain. The current military sustainment system would transfer to the Department of State DoS, known as the United States Mission-Iraq USMI. DoS does not normally provide this magnitude of support to U.S. personnel at its worldwide locations, nor is it adequately funded to do so. Further complicating this transition was that Iraq was still considered a nonpermissive environment. Furthermore, the Iraqi economy was still relatively immature, requiring the use of external support sources and personnel to provide sustainment. This study examines the transfer of Class I Distribution Subsistence, Class III Distribution Bulk Fuel, and base life support services to support the 15 enduring sites within Iraq. This transition from DoD to DoS was unique and served as a true test of interagency cooperation.
- Government and Political Science
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies