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Appendix D

Tactical Level Logistics Information Needs And Considerations

This appendix provides a checklist of the primary logistics information needs and considerations required by the DISCOM battle staff and is not intended as an all-inclusive description or identification of each. Refer to the appropriate field manuals and standard operating procedures for detailed information.

NEEDS AND CONSIDERATIONs CHECKLIST

The logistics information needs and considerations required by the DISCOM battle staff are:

  • 2ND and 3RD order effects of decisions.

  • Acquisition law.

  • Advance echelon (ADVON) findings/problems/progress.

  • Aerial refueling operations status.

  • Aerial/seaport throughput capacity (current and projected).

  • Air defense umbrella.

  • Airfields/airstrips in area of operations.

  • Air line of communications requirements and status.

  • Air force prime beef/red horse/prime rib engineer teams.

  • Air force war readiness spares kit (WRSK) provided and required.

  • Allied/coalition support provided and required.

  • Area damage control and fire fighting resources.

  • Area of responsibility/operations (AOR/AO) design.

  • Armed services blood program status.

  • Army and Air Force Exchange service (AAFES) support.

  • Base development.

  • Battle losses.

  • Battlefield damage assessment and repair (BDAR).

  • Battlefield distribution scheme

  • Boundaries.

  • Bridge and road classifications.

  • Calibration support for theater.

  • Campaign plan.

  • Campaign plan assumptions.

  • Casualty rates (expected and actual).

  • Civil-military operations (CMO) posture (current and projected).

  • Civil reserve air fleet (CRAF) support.

  • Combat health logistics.

  • Commander's priorities.

  • COMMZ development.

  • Concept of support development in harmony with campaign plan.

  • Concept of support coordination.

  • Conflict termination arrangements.

  • Consumption factors (current and projected).

  • Consumption rates (estimated and actual).

  • Containerization and container handling equipment.

  • Contingency contracting support.

  • Contractor support.

  • Convoy tracking.

  • Courses of action analyses.

  • Cross-leveling of stocks with theater.

  • Current mission(s).

  • Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) coordination/assistance.

  • Disease, a non-battle injury (DNBI) rates (expected and actual).

  • Echelon above corps (EAC) logistics unit adequacy.

  • Emergency force modernization efforts.

  • Emergency modification work orders (MWOs).

  • Emergency resupply.

  • Enemy prisoner of war (EPW) logistics support.

  • Engineering and construction standards/policies.

  • Executive agents for joint force.

  • Explosive ordnance disposal assets.

  • Fast sealift ship (FSS) availability/status.

  • Food service support.

  • Force provider; harvest bare/eagle/falcon status.

  • Force tracking.

  • Funding.

  • Health service support posture (current and projected).

  • Heavy equipment transport (HET) asset posture.

  • High mortality item stockage criteria.

  • Host nation support (HNS) arrangements.

  • Humanitarian support missions.

  • Identification, friend or foe (IFF) arrangements.

  • Imagery of area of operations.

  • In-transit visibility (ITV) of logistics resources.

  • Intermediate staging/support bases (ISBs).

  • International laws and customs.

  • Interoperability.

  • Intra-theater airlift and sealift.

  • Labor sources.

  • Law enforcement capability.

  • Law of land warfare.

  • Liaison officer (LNO) exchange program.

  • Linguists.

  • Local purchase procedures and theater policy.

  • Logistics conferences in theater.

  • Logistics force integration and task organization.

  • Logistics situational awareness at all levels.

  • Logistics preparation of the battlefield.

  • Logistics capabilities (current and projected).

  • Logistics shortfalls/challenges.

  • Logistics work-arounds (current and projected).

  • Logistics infrastructure maturation.

  • Logistics force adequacy.

  • Logistics lessons learned.

  • Logistics over the shore (LOTS) operations.

  • Logistics resources in occupied territory.

  • Long-lead procurement items.

  • Maintenance force adequacy.

  • Maintenance trends.

  • Maintenance operational readiness float (ORF) assets.

  • Major subordinate command missions.

  • Major subordinate commands' situation reports.

  • Major weapon systems status.

  • Maneuver control system (MCS) information.

  • Map production and distribution.

  • Marine force service support group (FSSG) status.

  • Master Department of Defense activity address code (DODAAC).

  • Unit identification code (UIC) directory for force __________.

  • Material management.

  • Maturation of logistics C4I system.

  • Media coverage.

  • Combat health logistics status.

  • Mission branches and sequels.

  • Mortuary affairs.

  • Movements management status (current and projected).

  • Nuclear, biological, and chemical protection arrangements.

  • New equipment training activities.

  • Non-developmental item (NDI) maintenance and supply support.

  • Non-governmental organizations in theater.

  • Offshore petroleum distribution system availability.

  • On-going staff actions and suspenses.

  • Order-ship-times.

  • Out- of-sector logistics support.

  • Overflight and basing rights.

  • Personnel status (current and projected).

  • Personnel stop-loss policy.

  • Petroleum lab testing.

  • Political sensitivities.

  • Port opening and operations.

  • Port clearance posture

  • Post support activity (PSA) requirements.

  • Postal support.

  • Post-conflict battlefield clean up.

  • Preferred munitions stockages.

  • Private volunteer organizations in theater.

  • Property disposal process.

  • Provisional logistics unit activations.

  • Ready reserve force (RRF) vessel availability/status.

  • Real estate management.

  • Reception, staging, onward movement, and integration (RSOI) activity.

  • Reconstitution of forces.

  • Redeployment arrangements reporting procedures.

  • Resource conservation.

  • Retrograde operations (logistics).

  • Risk management and risk assessment.

  • Rules of engagement (ROE).

  • Safety issues.

  • Security arrangements for modes and lines of communications.

  • Senior logistician's concept of support.

  • Senior logistician's intent.

  • Single fuel or multiple fuel concept for theater.

  • Specialized repair activity (SRA) support.

  • Stockage levels in days of supply (on-hand and projected).

  • Storage facility requirements/availability.

  • Supply trends.

  • Support for civilian/non-combatant population.

  • Support for special operations forces (SOF).

  • Support planning by phase of operations.

  • Support for airborne operations.

  • Support for deception operations.

  • Support for train-ups.

  • Support relationship lash-up.

  • Support unit/activity/vessel locations.

  • Support for rehearsals.

  • Supporting commander-in-chief (CINC) assistance.

  • Tactical assembly areas (TAAs).

  • Technical intelligence.

  • Theater aircraft maintenance program (TAMP) status.

  • Theater ammunition status.

  • Theater command and control arrangements.

  • Theater depot level maintenance support.

  • Theater medical evacuation policy and process.

  • Theater war reserve stocks.

  • Threat equipment.

  • Threat capabilities.

  • Threat logistics shortfalls.

  • Threat logistics support bases.

  • Threat intentions.

  • Time duration (expected and actual) of operations.

  • Time phased force and deployment list (TPFDL) responsiveness.

  • Total asset visibility (TAV).

  • Trafficability study of area of operations.

  • Transportation network status (current and projected).

  • Unique characteristics of area of operations.

  • U.S. Customs Service activities during redeployment.

  • USTRANSCOM coordination.

  • Wargaming.

  • Water production, supply, and distribution.

  • Weather conditions.

  • Wholesale level augmentation in-theater.



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