Responsibilities of Commands/Agencies, Continued
Combatant commanders exercise command authority over assigned forces and are
directly responsible to the national command authorities (NCA) for the
performance of assigned missions and the preparedness of their commands.
In the area of logistics, combatant commanders may exercise directive authority
which includes issuing directive to ensure:
Effective execution of approved operational plans.
Effectiveness and economy of operation.
Prevention/elimination of unnecessary duplication of facilities or overlapping
of functions among the Service component command.
The NCA allocate forces to supported CINCs, these forces include transportation
forces. Included in the supported CINCs responsibilities are:
Exercising command authority over assigned forces.
Exercising directive authority over logistics to maintain effectiveness.
Coordinating with USTRANSCOM to assure availability of transportation
resources to support the deployment.
Establishing a transportation system to support deployed force and movement
priorities for deploying units and their sustainment.
Using JOPES to manage development of plans, to include deployment of the
Ensuring departure and arrival of transportation organizations to provide
necessary support units movements to the AO and sustainment upon arrival.
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