1A-3. Functions of Movement Control
The movement control functions are common to all movement control
organizations regardless of the level of war at which they operate.
The movement program supports the commander's priorities by establishing what
Functions of the
movement program requirements can be resourced given available logistics assets, units, and
infrastructure. An effective movement program is vital for the successful support
of combat operations. Movement planners must be flexible because these
requirements will change frequently based on shifts in priorities, unit locations,
asset availability and conditions of the LOCs. These are the six functions of
Transportation planning is crucial to the success of the military operation at all
levels of command.
Strategic level. At the strategic level the Joint Operations Planning and
Execution System (JOPES) prescribes precise methods to assure the requirements
and assets match the commander's concept of the operation. The Army Service
Component Commanders (ASCC) must contribute to the strategic transportation
plan as well as to the operational level.
Operational level. At the operational level the ASCC must develop the
transportation plan. The ASCC provides input into the plan for the selection of
terminals, determination of required transportation units, and the modules
required to establish the theater transportation system.
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