JUNE 24 2014
Tactics and Sustainment Exam
- Based on the situation and sketch, write the 1/1 ABCT’s mission statement. (5 Points). [Remember to address the who, what, when, where, and why in your answer.]
One of the tactics of military operations is to prevent conflicts and wars. They prevent conflicts by credibility based on capacity and readiness prior to a war. The military uses tactics of shaping the environment by sustaining strong relationships with fellow armies. They seek to build their competence and smooth the progress of strategic access. In the event that conflict prevention fails, the army uses combined arms capabilities to control the war and win. Therefore, these principles work in a bid to review the capabilities needed to sustain the future army. This sustainment system from the industrial approach to the tactical level is interconnected. Hence, to have a tactical and sustainment system in a military operation, there must be optimization and integration. This system will ensure affordability, relevance, and reduction of redundancy.
Tactical and sustainment considerations in military include the future of army commands and strategic guidance. The army possesses a series of organizations that have specific roles and duties. Tactical design and implementation involve a range of personnel and capabilities. The end state of these tactics must possess a sustainable system that is flexible and lean. It will expand to meet future operational requirements. The ability to plan to use these tactics enables the military to move supplies, equipment, and materials to reinforcement units. Rapid deployment tactics enable the management to deploy, receive, and sustain the army in areas of operation and set reserve calls for subsequent rotation.
Sustaining the war-fighting includes related duties and systems that support the military in service delivery. Sustainability ensures extended operations, freedom of action, and extended endurance. In addition, tactical and sustainment functions of military include three major elements. They include personnel service, health service support, and logistics. Tactical and sustainment have taken evolutionary change where technology, capabilities, and information systems support war fighting.
The modular sustainment force consists of a flexible range of organizational structure into the military force. These sustainment capabilities provide enduring system of agility and flexibility to the army. These tactics must be able to support a large range of various missions of military operations. In order to carry out these tactics, there must be regional alignment of sustainment organizations. In addition, these tactics must develop a relationship between supported and supporting organizations to promote trust and understanding.
- Write the 1/1 ABCT’s Commander’s intent for this mission. Your answer MUST include expanded purpose, key tasks, and end state (10 Points). [Your answer should be approximately one-half of a typed page. For a review of commander’s intent, refer to page 2-19 in ADRP 5-0.]
Military tactics and sustainment guidance have recognized that the Army needs to use three of the main missions to direct the force-sizing construct. The conducts include counterterrorism and usual warfare that deters or defeat hostility, and defends the motherland. The forces offer support to civil establishment. In doing so, military units should maintain expertise about tactics, but may also have a position to an exacting mission, using the theory of mission-tailored forces. It means that some military organizations may have specific capabilities customized for one or more particular missions.
Sustainment will be necessary to hold up all primary mission types, compelling sustainment authorities to be experts in a broad range of sustainment responsibilities. Therefore, it may be cautious to spot specific sustainment units/organizations as “mission-tailored sustainment organization for a fussy sustainment task. For example, a specific unit may include theater establishment. This obligation would only expand to a range of precise theater level sustainment responsibilities. Mission tailoring would help in maintaining particular skills, information, experience, and capabilities within known sustainment organizations. Furthermore, the preservation of a critical sustainment task inside a chosen association provides the nucleus of potential for rapid expansion, when and where necessary.
- Identify the ABCT’s primary offensive and/or defensive task, AND the form of maneuver for the operation. (5 points). [Write one to five sentences; you may write more if you like.]
Specific guidance and future strategic tactics in military challenges on sustainment requires identification and understanding of army functions. The headquarters’ staff must provide these capabilities and functions. This approach will enable tactical re-defining of responsibilities of the authorities. In the formation of headquarters in terms of divisions and corps, future command structures will have a review. There must be understanding of the required number of staff, skills, and expertise. In addition, there must be a determination of future information systems that harmonize all functions of sustainment. This approach will help in staff functionality and enhancement of capabilities.
- Identify and explain the ABCT’s decisive operation. (5 points). [Write one to five sentences; you may write more if you like.]
The tactical and sustainment of military operations must allow capability of deploying army force carefully. This approach will impose a number of necessities on the future deployment of military. Consequently, military tactics require theater terminal reception and port operation in deployment. These theater receptions and terminal ports must meet strategic measures for guidance. The tactics include army maneuver support and skills for operations in deployment regions. Secondly, tactical and sustainment operations must cover early entry points, ammunition, and intelligence capabilities for a successful mission. These tactical strategies must meet intermediate staging base.
- Identify and explain the ABCT’s shaping operations. (5 points). [Write one to five sentences; you may write more if you like.]
In terms of shaping operations, there is a lack of integration and synchronization of operational tactics and institutional sustainment of forces. Thus, there is a need to have strategic guidance and changes to future military operations within resource constraints. It means that the military must synchronize and integrate institutional army. It must harmonize operating force’s roles and tasks. The move is to develop the most effective structure for sustainment to support home bases and station’s necessities. Therefore, to integrate and synchronize sustainment support will give the commanders at all levels the guarantee of operational support.
The use of synchronized and integrated sustainment system will provide combatant commanders with proper coordination. It will provide the commanders with capabilities necessary to execute national security and departmental strategies. In order to enable tactical and sustainment support in military, three principles must apply. These principles seek to prevent, strategize and shape the framework for effective military operations.
- Provide your vision for how the BSB will logistically support the ABCT’s change of mission. Your answer MUST include a discussion of the planning considerations for Class III, V, Medical and Maintenance (35MM). (10 points) [Your answer should be approximately one-half of a typed page.]
In the past decade, the military has undergone rapid tactical changes and evolvement. There have been expansions and adaptations aimed at modifying the force structure and procedures. The evolutions arose from the challenges of operating in simultaneous theaters for a prolonged period. The changes involved shifting from an army of merit to the current modular construct. These modifications have resulted in a sustainment ideology that military forces focus on a distribution-logistics system consisting of a unit sustainment leader in theater. There was a need to change from army at war to the army of future conflict preparations. The military tactical change and sustainability were due to the altered historical relationships within the structures of the military.
The change differed from the supporting and the supported units. The units included the division and corps level of sustainment units. The need for this change aimed to have a requirement to retain organizational structures. Features of this tactic include the military working with both government and non-governmental agencies. Recent events indicate how military organizations work closely with world civil societies and unions to assist in various civil crises. They participate in national emergencies through various methods and interactions. Tactical and sustainment methods surround joint operations across a range of conflicts. The meaning of this approach is that sustainable agencies must support and work with non-governmental agencies. Hence, sustainment and tactical leaders must have professional training, negotiation skills and knowledge in handling governmental and non-governmental relations.
- Depict on the sketch where you would locate the BSA, and explain why. (5 points). [Write one to five sentences; you may write more if you like.]
Sustainment includes the ability to establish staging bases on both sea and land receptions. Third, tactical and sustainment procedures must establish lines of communication and coordination. Military tactics must include the ability to use rails, roads, water bodies, and aerial ways. The ability to maneuver using these tactics enables military to move supplies, equipment, and materials to reinforcement units. Rapid deployment tactics enable the ability to deploy, receive, and sustain the army in areas of operation. Operational reserves call for subsequent rotation.
Sustainment and tactical measures must continue to attribute to discreet capabilities an operational reserve. The army will need to practice readiness tactics and achieve close integration with the reserve component. The reserve component approach will promote shared training and integrated drills. The unified drills on tactics will enhance the close integration and coordination of skills and war front knowledge.
Military sustainment and tactic operations must integrate with special operation forces. The characteristics of special operations forces put the army into remote regions under time constraints. Special Forces must have flexible responsiveness to support military operations with sustainment support. The Special Forces units must operate with host countries as part of safety collaboration missions. This tactic will enable the military to build cooperative partners for reinforcements during conflicts and wars. Military will require tactics of Special Forces to maintain operational sustainment in provision of support in warfare and spontaneous strikes.
- Out of the eight principles of sustainment, identify the TWO principles you think are the most important for this mission, and explain why. (5 points). [Write one to five sentences; you may write more if you like.]
International relations may restrict access to global commons in the future for security reasons. Therefore, the need for quick deployment of ISB to provide support may deem impossible. Hence, military units must implement the tactics of investigative force projection capabilities. The investigations aim at mitigating the need for extensive and deliberate operations. In addition, future sustainment force must meet survival qualities. It implies that footprint optimization is necessary for effectively supporting deployment of forces.
Technological advancements and methods of distribution are in place to reduce sustained footprints. Example of such operational energy includes the ability to use available energy sparingly. The tactical approaches could include the use of alternative resources to mark the effectiveness of circulation efforts. This tactical approach could also minimize the dependence on combat formations to protect sustainment convoys. It could reduce the riskiness of soldiers to battle fear and reduce costs.
- Referring to your operations as the 1/1 ABCT Commander, write a one-to-two page essay describing your application of Mission Command in your tactical solution. Your answer MUST include a discussion of how the principles of Mission Command relate to your brigade in this scenario
This final question focuses on the application of mission command in the tactical solution. Nations and military forces are transforming from more than years of conflicts and war to a future that presents a series of challenges. Fiscal uncertainties and significant changes in security policies across military structures call for changes on how the army sustains itself. Tactic and maneuver systems particularly need transformation from a military at war to a military in preparation. The approach to the topic of sustainability and tactical aspects presents a need for the revision of the army functional logistics. There is a need for a sustainable and broader force of modernized process of military operations. Tactics and sustainability leverages the military operational efforts. The objective of this paper is to examine contemporary issues that need to drive change on how the sustainment of military tactics shapes the future. It seeks to provide a critical view of nationally strategic issues that drives the forces that execute sustainment activities in support of the military.
A globally responsive sustainment approach identifies a series of attributes that shape the tactics of a military force. The approach follows the capstone perception of joint operations that promote the need for integrated military operations. The need to have a significant system for tactics and sustainment owes to the lack of an optimized system for military operations. In the past decade, there has been unparalleled change during a period of a series of operational tempo. The systems of military operations supported a number of domestic and foreign humanitarian aids. These operations took into consideration the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief programs. The operational tactics did not lack the aspect of sustainability due to the existence of issues that required caution. Currently, the military is at a strategic position, which needs development of well-grounded system of tactical operations. These tactical strategies must assist the army in their future operations as well as meet their needs.
Military tactics must aim to protect significant threats to confidential information and communication. Military information systems and network operations must avoid cyber-attacks. A protected and secure data network is necessary for effective sustainment. These networks must be in a position to relay real-time information to allow informed decision-making. Critical requirement for tactical operations must include access control measures to communication systems at all levels of military operations. On the other hand, military support requirements are essential in a joint operation mission. The provision of support to other services is a good tactical approach to joint force missions.
Tactics and sustainment departments should coordinate closely with technical support command unit to ensure efficient sustainment support. The technical support department has the overall duty for all classes of supply of service in operational regions. The tactic and sustainment unit receives commands on the position of military logistics. The department collects and conveys data for the support of divisions and corps. These tactical and sustainment systems provide efficient and timely support for all military operational levels. Thus, there is a need for a sustainable and broader force of modernized process of military operations. Tactics and sustainability leverage the military equipped efforts.
The objective of this paper was to examine modern issues that need to compel change on how the sustainment of military tactics shapes the future of military operations. It provided a review and critical examination of national strategic issue that drives the military to execute sustainment activities in support of the military. Based on the deliberations of the paper, military tactics require theater terminal reception and port operation in deployment of operations. These theater receptions and terminal ports must meet strategic measures for guidance and procedures. The tactics include army maneuver support and skills for operations in deployment regions. Secondly, tactical and sustainment operations must cover early entry points, ammunition, and intelligence capabilities for a successful mission. These tactical strategies must meet intermediate staging base. Sustainment includes the ability to establish staging bases on both sea and land receptions.