1A-4. Other Movement Control Considerations
In addition to the five principles governing the planning and execution of
movement control operations there are five other important considerations. These
are the other considerations of which Army movement control personnel must be
Peace to war transitions.
Origin to destination throughput.
Total asset visibility (TAV).
The same basic principles and operations must apply during the transition from
Peace to war
peace to war. A war-time shift using a completely new set of procedures and
systems would not allow the development of adequate training nor would it
permit an orderly transition of resources during an emergency. This requires
continental United States (CONUS)-based transportation elements to coordinate
strategic deployments while simultaneously planning the establishment of an
operational level transportation system to support the operation. The most crucial
element to the operations' success is the identification and sequencing of
transportation elements during the deployment. These elements must arrive in the
AO at the right time with the right equipment to get the operation level system up
The goal of the Army transportation system is the movement of passengers and
cargo from origin to final destination. Throughput and intermodiability are the
two key elements for achieving this goal. Throughput is the easiest way to
achieve this goal.
Throughput is the method of transportation using minimal handling of in-
transit cargo and personnel.
Intermodiability is the capabilities to handle the cargo of Army units during
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