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

by Robert S. Tripp, Kristin F. Lynch, Charles Robert Roll, John G. Drew
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0833038338

ISBN-13: 9780833038333

Pub. Date: 11/28/2005

Publisher: Rand Publishing

How can the Air Force improve the planning and execution activities associated with developing intratheater airlift operations witin the military joint end to end miltomodal movement system?

Overview

How can the Air Force improve the planning and execution activities associated with developing intratheater airlift operations witin the military joint end to end miltomodal movement system?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780833038333
Publisher:
Rand Publishing
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Preface iii

Figures xiii

Tables xv

Summary xvii

Acknowledgments xxvii

Abbreviations xxxi

Chapter 1 Introduction 1

Motivation for the Analysis 1

Focus and Scope of the Analysis 4

Analytic Approach 6

Related Activities 9

Organization of This Report 10

Chapter 2 Strategies-to-Tasks and Closed-Loop Planning Applied to Theater Airlift 11

The Theater Airlift Planning and Execution STT Framework 12

National Security Objectives 12

National Military Objectives 13

Regional Operational Objectives 14

Theater Airlift Planning and Execution Operational Tasks 15

Theater Airlift Planning and Execution Force Elements 17

Theater Airlift Planning and Execution Closed-Loop Planning and Execution Processes 17

Deployment 17

Sustainment 18

Resource Allocation Within the STT Framework 19

Nested Responsibilities 23

Chapter 3 Shortfalls in the AS-IS Theater Airlift Planning and Execution System 27

AS-IS Theater Airlift Planning and Execution Process Shortfalls 28

AS-IS Process Shortfall Examples 36

AS-IS Theater Airlift Planning and Execution Organizational and Doctrine Shortfalls 43

AS-IS Theater Airlift Planning and Execution Training Shortfalls 46

AS-IS Theater Airlift Planning and Execution Communications, Systems, and Asset Visibility Shortfalls 47

Summary of AS-IS Theater Airlift Planning and Execution Shortfalls 55

Chapter 4 Evaluation of TO-BE Improvement Options 59

TO-BE Process Improvements 59

TO-BE Process Improvement Challenges 63

TO-BE Organizational Improvement Options 64

Planning Responsibilities Assigned to Existing Organizations Following the Expanded STT Framework 65

Planning Responsibilities Assigned to a New End-to-End LineOrganization Following the Expanded STT Framework 66

Another Organizational Option 70

Applying Reachback to the STT-Suggested Improvements 71

Assessment of TO-BE Organizational Improvement Options 72

TO-BE Organizational Improvement Challenges 74

TO-BE Doctrine and Training Improvement Options 75

TO-BE Communications, Systems, and Asset Visibility Improvement Options 77

TO-BE Improvement Summary 80

Chapter 5 Summary and Conclusions 83

Appendix

A Theater Distribution System Analyses Contributing Organizations 85

B The Strategies-to-Tasks Framework and a Closed-Loop Planning and Execution Process 87

C Closed-Loop Planning and Execution Example 93

D Illustrative Example of Reachback in the Air Mobility Division 99

E Reachback Decision Tree 107

F Evolved CENTCOM Intratheater Airlift Planning Process 109

Bibliography 113

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