1B-4. Phases of Strategic Deployment
Strategic deployment consists of three phases. These phases rely on movement
control to play a key role in their success. These are the three phases of strategic
Phase I - Predeployment Activities.
Phase II - Movement to the Port of Embarkation (POE).
Phase III - Strategic Lift.
During this phase the transportation movement control elements support OPLANs
Phase I -
that perform two functions. They must train to support the deployment of the
force while simultaneously preparing to deploy. To be prepared to conduct an
emergency deployment, commanders must--
Develop and revise their movement plans to reflect the exact personnel and
equipment to be deployed.
Prepare and exercise the movement of prepackaged supplies for elements
responsible for the provision of sustainment.
Update the automated unit equipment list (AUEL) and be prepared to provide
deployment equipment lists (DELs).
Additionally, installations must exercise and have in place individual manpower
and forces to deploy and sustain units as designated by the operation order
This phase requires Army elements to move to water or air terminals for
Phase II -
embarkation to a force projection destination. To accomplish this movement the
CINC coordinates with the ASCC, USTRANSCOM, supporting CINCs,
subordinate headquarters and the ITOs. USTRANSCOM provides movement
guidance to the POE based on the CINC's priorities.
This phase begins with the departure from the POE and ends with arrival in the
Phase II -
theater of operations. USTRANSCOM executes this movement by supervising
the operations of Air Mobility Command (AMC) and Military Sealift Command