Home arrow Obsolete Military Manuals arrow FORSCOM Regulation ( OBSOLETE): Transportation and travel (unit movement. FM TRANSPORTATION OPERATIONS. HEADQUARTERS accomplish this mission, FORSCOM, in coordination with the Army staff and. accordance with (IAW) procedures published in FORSCOM/ARNG Regulation 55 -1, Unit. Movement Planning. These procedures, at a.

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FORSCOM Regulation 55-1 1989 (OBSOLETE) : Transportation and travel (unit movement planning).

To assure the expeditious movement of mail, the MPSA has the following missions:. These procedures are described below. In addition to the responsibilities listed above, MARAD sets up controls to balance the requirements levied on civil port capabilities by the military and private sector. MARAD also implements standby contractual arrangements for the priority use or allocation of selected forcom for exclusive DOD use and for other federal uses.

Supported and supporting combatant commanders must consider their transportation requirements and assure that proper coordination is effected to accommodate their shipments. The JTB acts for the CJCS by directing or recommending courses of action concerning priorities and allocations for the use of airlift, sealift, and surface transportation capability. It also manages the RRF.

FM Chptr 2 Roles and Responsibilities

FEMA’s most important transportation role is the maintenance of contingency plans to respond to crises arising from resource availability. It is the authority of a combatant commander to perform those functions of command involving organizing forsckm employing commands and forces, assigning tasks, designating objectives, and giving authoritative direction over forsvom aspects of military operations, joint training, and logistics necessary to accomplish the missions assigned to the command.

The emergency port control organization assures that local port industries provide situation reports through the National Shipping Authority to all interested agencies.


These organizations consist of those levels of government that have functional or modal responsibilities for water including inland waterwayrail, motor carriers, or air transportation. The Department of State is responsible for several aspects that affect transportation operations.

Agreements between CINCs may also influence the support. Section of the Merchant Marine Act,as amended, contains the congressional authority for fogscom action.

Commanders of unified commands may establish subordinate unified commands when so authorized by the Secretary of Defense through the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Fodscom term “Supported CINC” refers to the combatant commander having primary responsibility for all aspects of a task assigned by the JSCP or other joint operation planning authority. The term “joint force commander” is used in a generic sense to refer to the commander of a combatant command, subordinate unified command, or a joint task force.

These staff elements are responsible for the following planning and execution functions:.

This fleet is the most significant source of government-owned, early deployment shipping in terms of numbers of ships and overall cargo carrying capacity. The CJCS transportation role is primarily strategic in nature. The DLA provides supplies common to all military Services.

DOD includes the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Joint Staff, Defense agencies, DOD field activities, military departments and military services within those departments, combatant commands, and other organizations and activities that may be established or designated by law, the President, or the Secretary of Defense. The Secretary of Transportation sets up a management organization during a national defense related emergency declared by the President.

This effort includes the employment of high-technology shipping systems. Other DOD and governmental agencies play a major role as users of the transportation system. This center operates with organic MCTs, as required. The terms “unified command,” “specified command,” and “combatant command” refer to commands established by the President as combatant commands under Title 10, United States Code, section It also includes advice on requirements for Army transportation units to provide a movement control terminal and mode operation capability in support of the system.


The Department of Health and Human Services has the responsibility for receiving, processing, and relocating noncombatant evacuees within the US. The smaller the force, the more melding of functions will occur between operational and tactical level transportation operations.

The Army service component command is the senior Army command directly subordinate to a combatant command.

The Army service component command plans and executes the land warfare missions assigned to the combatant command or JTF. DSBs assist deploying units with documenting, staging, and loading their equipment. The “Supporting CINC,” on the other hand, provides augmentation forces or other support to a designated supported commander or commanders. Addition of the word “geographic” to a CINC or commander describes a combatant commander of a unified command that includes a general geographic area of responsibility.

These programs assure the maintenance of an adequate US-based transportation infrastructure capable of responding rapidly to developing emergencies. Depending on the size of the force deployed, the ASCC will have staff elements to assist in the accomplishment of its transportation responsibilities. A recommendation usually goes with the referral of the problem.

It also manages civilian chartered flights, when they support a military operation. In times of emergency, the main responsibility of these organizations is to coordinate personnel and cargo movements, to include convoys through the state highway system. The Corps is responsible for the improvement, restoration, rehabilitation, operation, and maintenance of inland waterways, canals, harbors, and navigation channels within the US and its possessions.