Identify Transportation Functions, Distribution Management
and Evolving Technologies
1-1. Lesson Overview
This lesson provides information on the categories of transportation services
within the department of defense, the elements of transportation distribution
management, and evolving technologies. In the latter section some of the newly
evolving automated data and management information systems will be identified
and briefly discussed.
This lesson contains the following topics:
To support military operations, the United States Army has established a
transportation system that operates within the aegis of the Defense Transportation
System (DTS). In turn, the DTS operate as an integral part of the national US
transportation system. Knowing this overall transportation architecture will help
you understand the structure established to provide needed transportation services
but will also serve to put definition to the transportation services provided in a
theater of operations.