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Power Support Platform (PSP)

A Power Support Platform (PSP) in an Active Army or federally activated state operated installations that strategically deploy individuals from all services, the civilian force and mobilized reserve components. PSPs house training facilities and heavy equipment for RC combat units.

Each Continental U.S. Armies (CONUSA) is responsible for all planning, preparation, and execution of mobilization missions in their AOR. The CONUSA will review and/or approve the mobilization plans for each Power Projection Platform/Power Support Platform (PPP/PSP) within their geographic area of responsibility.

Mobilization stations have been recategorized into Power Projection and Power Support Platforms (PPP/PSP). Mobilization sites are all other locations that are not PPP/PSPs where CONUSBASE units are assigned to mobilize. Mobilization Stations termed as Power Projection Platforms (PPPs) or Power Support Platforms (PSPs) receive, process and train units.

While low priority for resources, PSPs must plan to conduct strategic deployment. The TRADOC installations continue to conduct TRADOC mobilization missions of training base expansion and individual replacement operations.

As an operation increases in intensity, additional mobilization stations will be required to support the operation. Again, priority will be to select additional active FORSCOM installations followed by utilization of installations assigned to other major Army commands. As with the Power Projection Platforms, augmentation of the installation staff by individual personnel will likely be required.

The lack of designation of PPP or PSP does not remove mobilization support missions and functions from other installations. Although roles are reduced, actions such as area support, family assistance and support installation roles will continue. Additionally, the capability to shift a mobilization mission to other installations based on loss of a PPP/PSP to phenomenological disasters or operational requirements will always exist. An operation requiring full or total mobilization would drive the need to use all active installations and open most, if not all, of the semi-active and state owned/state operated installations.

As the Army exhausts the capability of active installations, expected to occur at some point in a full mobilization scenario, a decision may be made to utilize State Owned Mobilization Station (SOMS) or semi-active installations. In order for this to occur, garrison type units, along with supporting USAR signal units, WARTRACE aligned to these installations, must be activated. Again, SOMS and semi-active installations could potentially be required for the most demanding scenario, total mobilization.

 



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