Accession Number:

ADA595927

Title:

Supporting Air and Space Expeditionary Forces: Analysis of Combat Support Basing Options

Descriptive Note:

Monograph

Corporate Author:

RAND PROJECT AIR FORCE SANTA MONICA CA

Report Date:

2004-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

138.0

Abstract:

This work evaluates a set of global forward support location FSL options for storing war reserve materiel WRM. These option packages or portfolios have differing numbers and types of FSLs, e.g., land-based or afloat, and have differing allocations of WRM at the alternative sites. Evaluations of these packages address the effectiveness and efficiency of the options in meeting a wide variety of potential scenarios. In this monograph, we present capability-based analytic tools to evaluate the tradeoffs between various FSL options. A central element of our analytic framework is an optimization model that allows us to select the best mix of land- and sea-based FSLs for a given set of operational scenarios. Our formulation minimizes the peacetime costs for supporting training and deterrent exercises while accounting for the throughput and storage capacity necessary to support a range of contingency operations over several time periods. This monograph should be of interest to logisticians, operators, and mobility planners throughout the Department of Defense, especially those in the Air Force.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE