A Framework for Enhancing Airlift Planning and Execution Capabilities Within the Joint Expeditionary Movement System

A Framework for Enhancing Airlift Planning and Execution Capabilities Within the Joint Expeditionary Movement System

Author: Robert S. Tripp

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 9780833038333

Category: Political Science

Page: 115

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Recent operations abroad have shed light on shortfalls in the way the Air Force performs intratheater airlift within the military joint end-to-end multimodal movement system. Cargo backlogs, insufficient methods of tracking cargo, inefficient use of airlift resources, and a lack of discipline in requesting airlift support were among the problems identified. Using an expanded strategies-to-tasks framework as a "lens" for evaluating intra- and intertheater movement, the authors assess current intratheater airlift processes, organizations, doctrine, training, and systems. The report catalogues identified shortfalls and recommends options for improving the Theater Distribution System. They recommend a clear separation of supply, demand, and integrator roles, and they provide several organizational options. They also suggest the adoption of a closed-loop planning and execution process that focuses on the trade-offs in effectiveness and efficiency of alternative network options.

Tactical Airlift

Tactical Airlift

Author: Ray L. Bowers

Publisher: Department of the Air Force

ISBN: UIUC:30112104122806

Category: Airlift, Military

Page: 930

View: 433

Air Force History and Museums Program. Presents the United States Air Force’s use of one form of air power, tactical airlift aviation, in the changing limited warfare situation in Vietnam. Covers the period from the decision of President Truman to assist the French in 1950 to the end of United States involvement in 1975.