1C-4. Operational Phases of Deployment
The mission of the operational level transportation system, regardless of the
threat, is the reception and onward movement of personnel and materiel. At the
operational level of deployment, the Army transportation forces focus on these
Phase I - Theater Reception.
Phase II - Theater Onward Movement.
This phase begins with the rival of forces and sustainment at the port of
Phase I -
debarkation (POD) in the AO and ends when the forces depart towards their
assigned location. This phase is executed at the terminals and is orchestrated by
the movement control elements. The supported CINC is responsible for operating
the terminals within the AO. The ASCC executes the transportation missions
assigned to the Army components. Terminal operations may be assisted by the
USTRANSCOM or they may be operated by contracted personnel or HN support
This phase begins with the linkup of personnel and equipment, reconfiguration of
Phase II -
forces, and the positioning of sustainment and the receipt of Prepositioned War
Reserves Stocks (PWRS) at the marshalling areas. During this phase, ITV and
force tracking are crucial.