Introduction--Transportation Functions and Levels of War, Continued
Figure 1-4. Operational Transportation
At the tactical level of war commanders fight battles to support the attainment of
operational objectives. Commanders use tactics to place fires and to maneuver
units on the battlefield. These commanders must provide logistics support for the
forces involved before, during, and after engagements with the enemy.
Commanders must also be concerned with the consumption of resources. The
Army transportation system supports tactical logisticians by providing for final
distribution of personnel and material. Figure 1-5 portrays the areas the
transportation system focuses on in providing this support.
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