Military logistics

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  • Ethical Problems Of The Military Logistics System

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    plagued the military logistics system, to include contracting of logistical support. Throughout our history, whenever there was a mobilization to support a conflict there was a good possibility that there would be some amount of fraud, waste or abuse introduced into the logistical system. (Huston, 1997) This paper will discuss some the different types of fraud, waste or abuse that can occur. It will also cover some recent cases from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan where military, contractors

  • The Role Of Logistics Air Force ( Usaf ) Operations And By Extension United States Military Operations

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    I. INTRODUCTION Background The role of logistics in United States Air Force (USAF) operations and by extension United States military operations cannot be underestimated nor undervalued. People of both professional and academic backgrounds have spent considerable time studying and capturing the relevant points of its application. While critical to almost all military units and corporations alike, logistics in definition and application is not easily defined. It is an over-arching word covering

  • Military Doctrine Defines Logistics As The Science Of Planning And Carrying Out The Movement And Maintenance Of Forces

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    Military doctrine defines logistics as ‘the science of planning and carrying out the movement and maintenance of forces’.1 Logistics is the applied art of moving armies and providing for the provision of support to keep that army moving or in location. It is a continuous and never ending operation. For the purposes of this paper it may be taken that a focus on the art of sustainment — that is, the actual process of maintaining an army during operations, with a smaller focus on the administrative

  • Pros And Cons Of Ration Books And The Rationing System

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    Ration books With the onset of WWII, the United States needed a system to savor their supplies, so the government put in place the rationing system. They used ration books to get supplies like meat and sugar from grocery stores, a ration book was kind of like a coupon book, you couldn’t buy a rationed item without having a ration stamp for that item (National WWII museum). So it’s like a mix of a coupon book, and a “you have permission to buy this item stamp.” But nothing is perfect, not even

  • Proposal For Changes to the Sustainment Pre-Command Course (SPCC)

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    The Mission of the Army Logistics Management College (ALMC), now referred to as the Army Logistics University (ALU) at Fort Lee, VA is to enhance the readiness and sustainability of United States Forces through training, education, consulting and research in Logistics, Acquisition and Operations Research Systems Analysis. In joint with the ALU, the Sustainment Center of Excellence (SCoE) runs eight different versions of battalion and brigade-level pre-command branch or technically focused courses

  • The Marine Air Ground Task Force

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    Marine Corps’ logistics mission, at all commands and support levels, is to generate MAGTFs that are rapidly deployable, self-reliant, self-sustaining, and flexible and that can rapidly reconstitute (Logistics Operations, 1999). While the Marine Corps is unmatched in its ability to be the most rapid responding force across the globe, a deficiency exists that should be addressed. Over the past decade, there have been numerous successful innovations in ground and aviation logistics, but they have

  • Essay on The DoD Supply Chain

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    The DoD Supply chain is based on mass logistics and building up huge stockpiles of inventory at strategic locations throughout the world. For years the DoD supply chain has fell progressively behind the commercial world, by stockpiling repair parts in distant supply depots to fulfill a request, lead times were excessively long sometimes up to several months. At the same time in the commercial world a request could be filled in a matter of days for a similar part being made by the same vendor using

  • Logistics And Its Tactical Subset, Combat Service Support

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    Logistics and its tactical subset, combat service support (CSS), must be transformed from a landbased system based on depth and redundancy to a seabased system focused on speed and precision. The United States Marine Corps strategic move to Expeditionary Force 21 and reconnecting with the mindset of an expeditionary force-in-readiness focused on enhancing operational maneuver from the sea, ship to objective maneuver, and seabasing in concert with the nation’s defense strategy is requiring a versatile

  • What Is The Components Of Service Chain

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    Logistics requirements will be fulfilled using each Signal Battalion internal service support assets or via external contract support. In order to enable trained and ready expeditionary Signal forces IOT Prepare to Deploy Order (PTDO) abroad. Service support elements will provide Common User Logistics (CUL) IAW both the Army regulations and IAW XVIII Corps policies/directives. (U) Execution a. (U) Concept of Sustainment. Signal Forces will self-sustain in four phases: (1) (U) Phase I. (Pre-Deployment

  • The Evolution Of Logistics Within Warfare

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    considering the evolution of logistics in warfare, it is important to realize that both opportunities and problems must be recognized for the former to be capitalized upon and the latter to be resolved. The first recorded war occurred in approximately 2700 BC; however, the prevailing attitude towards logistics in warfare remained largely unchanged for approximately 4,600 years, and that is a problem. Even among recognized experts in warfare, up until the 20th century, logistics was eschewed as a necessary

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