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U.S.-Coalition Forces and Host Nations: DOTmLPF-P for Contingency Procurements. Part 1

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This article uses the DOTmLPF-P construct defined below usually associated with non-materiel solution requirements analysis to propose recommendations for U.S.-coalition and host nation government HNG forces plus host nation vendors HNV when conducting procurements for HNG forces using the host nation HN industrial base in a contingency environment. These proposals are by no means exhaustive but are intended to provide some major areas to consider when executing an HN-first procurement policy. What Is DOTmLPF-P The acronym DOTmLPF-P stands for Doctrine, Organization, Training, materiel, Leadership and Education, Personnel, Facilities and Policy. These topics together in this acronym are normally associated with the term non-materiel solution when conducting capability-based assessments under the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System JCIDS, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Instruction CJCSI 3170.01H, Jan. 10, 2012. The JCIDS Manual Jan. 19, 2012 defines a non-materiel solution as Changes to doctrine, organization, training, existing materiel, leadership and education, personnel, andor facilities, implemented to satisfy one or more capability requirements or needs and reduce or eliminate one or more capability gaps, without the need to develop or purchase a new materiel solution. In recent years, a P for Policy has been added to the acronym for a more inclusive analysis. The DOTmLPF-P construct also can be used to assess the impacts a new materiel solution will have on DOTmLPF-P, most of which are captured in the logistics functional area s 12 Integrated Product Support elements. In this article, I instead use the DOTmLPF-P construct to provide recommendations for contingency procurement operations in which HNVs are used to supply andor manufacture products for HNG forces under the auspices of U.S.-led procurements.

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  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

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