A Methodology for Determining Air Force Deployment by Don Snyder

By Don Snyder

The Air Force's transition from a threat-based to a capabilities-based making plans posture indicates the necessity to calculate rapidly the manpower and kit required to generate these services. This ebook outlines simply this type of technique for picking deployment necessities. The technique employs a prototype learn tool--the Strategic instrument for the research of Required Transportation (START)--which generates lists of potential devices required to aid a user-specified operation. The appendix serves as a user's consultant to the beginning application

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Achieving these objectives can be accomplished without compiling rules for the deployment of each of the 2,000-plus Air Force UTCs. Many UTCs are either seldom deployed (requiring the judgment of an expert) or constitute very little of the manpower or weight of materiel that needs to be in place (contributing little to the movement requirements). We compiled rules for the deployment of UTCs that constitute the core capabilities in the following functional areas: aviation and maintenance, aerial port operations, civil engineering, bare-base support, munitions, fuels mobility support equipment, deployed communications, force protection, medical support, and general-purpose vehicles.

The housekeeping set provides billeting, kitchen, and personal hygiene services for up to 1,100 persons. The set contains tents, bedding, water distribution systems, environmental control units (ECUs), maintenance RSPs, generators, and a mortuary. 19 The industrial operations set provides utility and shop facilities for base support groups. It includes shelters, additional power generators, AM-2 matting, maintenance RSPs, and other maintenance and support equipment. This set weighs more than 713 short tons and occupies approximately 238 463-L pallet positions.

Threat Level Two threat-level categories are defined with levels within each of them. The first category, which we call the conventional threat level, measures the vulnerability of the base to ground attack and is used to determine the level of force protection needed. ) The second category, which we call NBC threat level, is the likelihood of attack by non- Quantifying Deployment Requirements 11 conventional weapons. It determines needs in the areas of medical support and engineering readiness.

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