1A-2. Principles of Movement Control
Movement control is the planning, routing, scheduling, controlling, coordination,
and in-transit visibility (ITV) of personnel, units equipment, and supplies over
lines of communication (LOC). There are five basic principles of movement
Centralized Control/Decentralized Execution.
Fluid and Flexible Movements.
Maximum Use of Carrying Capacity.
The concept of the centralized control of movements requires movements to be
centralized at the highest level which can adequately exercise and decentralize
transportation operators for execution. Usually, centralization occurs at the
echelons providing integrated logistical support. These echelons range from
centralization requires a transportation movement planning and resource
allocation at each level. This focal point, whether it is an individual or a unit,
must be aware of current and future requirements of the Army force and the
capabilities available to meet these requirements. These responsibilities may be
controlled by one of the following:
Corps Movement Control Center (MCC).
Theater Movement Control Agency (TMCA).
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