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*FM 55-1

Field Manual
NO. 55-1
HEADQUARTERS
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Washington, DC, 3 October, 1995

FM 55-1

TRANSPORTATION OPERATIONS

Table of Contents


 

PREFACE

Chapter 1

FUNDAMENTALS OF TRANSPORTATION OPERATIONS

Transportation and the National Military Strategy
Major Influences on Military Operations
The Defense Transportation System
The Army Transportation System

Chapter 2

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Introduction
Department of Defense
Other Federal Agencies
Service Secretaries
Department of the Army

Chapter 3

ARMY MOVEMENT CONTROL

Introduction
Section I -- Movement Control Principles and Functions
The Principles of Movement Control
The Functions of Movement Control
Section II - Movement Control at the Strategic Level of War
Introduction
Strategic Movement Control in Peacetime
Strategic Movement Control in Support of Military Operations
Planning for Strategic Movement Control
Strategic Deployment Phases
Other Considerations During Deployment
Section III - Movement Control at the Operational Level of War
Introduction
Movement Control Organizations
Other Transportation Organizations at the Operational Level of War
Army Operational Level of War Movement Control
Operational Deployment Phases
Section IV - Movement Control at the Tactical Level of War
Introduction
Movement Control at the Corps
Movement Control at the Division
Section V - Movement Control in Operations Other Than War
Introduction

Chapter 4

ARMY TERMINAL OPERATIONS

Introduction
Section I - Types of Terminals
Water Terminals
Inland Terminals
Section II - Terminal Operations Planning
Introduction
Planning for the Establishment of Water Terminals
Planning for the Establishment of Inland Terminals
Estimation of Throughput Capacity
Section III - Terminal Operations at the Strategic Level of War
Introduction
USTRANSCOM (MTMC) Operated Water Terminals
Transportation Terminal Battalion or Brigade
Deployment Support Brigades
Port Support Activity
Port Security Companies
Supercargoes
OCONUS Supporting CINC Water Terminals
Other Service Component Water Terminals
CONUS Inland Terminals
Section IV - Terminal Operations at the Operational Level of War
Introduction
Army Terminal Organizations
Section V - Terminal Operations at the Tactical Level of War
Introduction
Army Terminal Organizations

Chapter 5

MODE OPERATIONS

Introduction
Section I - Modes of Transport
Introduction
Air Mode of Transport
Surface Mode of Transport
Mode of Transport Selection Criteria
Mode of Transport Capabilities and Limitations
Intermodal Operations
Section II - Mode of Transport Operations at the Strategic Level of War
Introduction
Air Mode Operations, Planning and Execution Considerations
Surface Mode Operations, Planning and Execution Considerations
Section III - Mode of Transport Operations at the Operational Level of War
Introduction
Air Mode Operations, Planning and Execution Considerations
Surface Modes of Operation, Planning and Execution Considerations
Section IV - Modes of Transport Operations at the Tactical Level of War
Introduction
Corps Mode Operations
Division Mode Operations

APPENDIX A

APPENDIX B

APPENDIX C

GLOSSARY

BIBLIOGRAPHY

AUTHENTICATION


Distribution Restriction: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

*This publication supersedes FM 55-1, 30 November 1984.



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