1A-3. Functions of Movement Control, Continued
Tactical level. On the tactical level commanders must consider the linkage to the
the transportation system when selecting the location of their units. The tactical
commander must also establish daily transport requirements and assure that
sufficient organic or support assets are available to meet their requirements.
Apportioning is the division of the total common-user transportation capability
among the transport tasks according to the commander's priorities.
Apportionment decisions consider the mission, available resources, threat, and
geography of the area of operations (AO). Theater level apportionments, usually
expressed in percentages and developed in cycles, support the Commander in
Chiefs (CINC's) campaign and Operation Plans (OPLANs). Once the ASCC
receives his share from the Joint Force Commander (JFC), he apportions and
allocates the resources in support of the organic force. At the operational and
tactical levels of war, apportionment may sometimes mean dedicating a
transportation capability such as heavy-equipment transporters (HETs) to a unit
until its mission is complete.
Allocation is the assignment of specific transportation resources against specific
movement missions. Normally the JFC delegates the allocation process through
its Joint Movement Center (JMC) to the Service components. The Service
components normally express locations as sorties by type of aircraft, gross
tonnages, number of vehicles, and so on. Allocations are published in the
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