Accession Number : ADA264943


Title :   Desert Shield/Storm Logistics


Descriptive Note : Individual study project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Stevenson, Mitchell H.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA264943


Report Date : 15 APR 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 40


Abstract : Operation DESERT STORM was a significant accomplishment for the United States Army. A key component of that accomplishment was that the logistics was, for the most part, where it was needed, when it was needed, and was generally executed in accordance with current logistics doctrine. However, doctrine doesn't tell the logistician everything that he or she needs to know, particularly if that logistician is supporting the initial forces deployed into the theater of operations. The United States Army has become, more so than ever before in its history, a power projection force. Its logisticians need to understand the :Finer points of support for a key component of the initial entry force, the division. As part of the overall historical effort to capture what had occurred during Operations DESERT SHIELD and STORM, the commanders of the Division Support Command of the 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized) held a full day of discussion centering on what occurred during Operation DESERT STORM and its preceding operation, DESERT SHIELD. The entire discussion was videotaped at the US Army War College in December 1992, under the auspices of Dr. Douglas Johnson, USAWC Strategic Studies Institute. The author of this paper, a participant in that discussion, then edited the nearly nine hours of videotape that resulted down to approximately two and a half hours of tape that focuses primarily on lessons learned by the logisticians supporting the operation.


Descriptors :   *LESSONS LEARNED , *LOGISTICS , UNITED STATES , INFANTRY , UNIVERSITIES , ARMY , DIVISION , DOCTRINE , POWER , TAPES , HISTORY , OPERATION


Subject Categories : MILITARY FORCES AND ORGANIZATIONS
      LOGISTICS, MILITARY FACILITIES AND SUPPLIES
      MILITARY OPERATIONS, STRATEGY AND TACTICS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE