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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Specifically, the ITO executes the following tasks:. 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 These forces include transportation organizations.

Figure shows the combatant command organization. By presidential direction, the Secretary of Transportation also implements control systems to govern the priority use of all civil transportation and the allocation of its capacity to meet essential civil and military needs. The Corps or division movement control organizations execute tactical level of war transportation functions.

Chapter 3 contains additional information and describes this function at the three levels forwcom war. COCOM is vested only in the commanders of combatant commands and cannot be delegated or transferred. This staff office has the primary responsibility for strategic transportation and for the operation of the JTB. In the area of transportation, supporting CINCs have the following responsibilities:. The combatant commands are the unified and specified commands established by the President, through the Secretary of Defense with the advice and assistance of the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of 555-1.

In addition to providing assistance on annual training missions, DSBs also provide technical assistance during scheduled individual training dates mandatory unit training assembly.

DOD includes the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of 55-1, 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 exception to this role is the waterways associated with the TVA.


Combatant commanders may also establish joint task forces to execute specific missions. The Undersecretary accomplishes this responsibility by publishing DOD directives, memorandums, instructions, fofscom regulations, and by sponsoring the development of multiservice transportation regulations.

The DLA provides supplies common to all military Services. Mail is one of the most important commodities moved during the conduct of a military operation.

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

Formal MTMC national defense transportation programs include highways, railroads, and ports. Organizations responsible for transportation matters vary in size and responsibility from state to state.

The Army service component command plans and executes the land warfare missions assigned to the combatant command or JTF. MTMC selects a battalion or a brigade to operate a water terminal using the size of the operation fofscom a primary determinant. These organizations consist of those levels of government that have functional forrscom modal responsibilities for water including inland waterwayrail, motor carriers, or air transportation.

The Secretary of the Army is the single manager for land transportation, the Secretary of the Navy for sea transportation, and the Secretary of the Air Force for air transportation. This responsibility includes coordinating and resourcing the Army force for its movement to theater destination. The Army Corps of Engineers also performs a transportation staff function. The TTBs require the availability of contract stevedoring labor. The smaller the force, the more melding of functions will occur between operational and tactical level transportation operations.

This organization supports a force at EAC. Agreements between CINCs may also influence the support. 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. This center operates with organic MCTs, as required. Depending on the size of the force deployed, the operational transportation responsibilities of the ASCC may also include tactical level responsibilities.

The DOT executes its emergency programs through several agencies. These organizations include federal, state, and local agencies; the private sector within the US under contract agreements; foreign governments under Frscom arrangements; and contracted foreign private industry.


A specified flrscom is a command that has a broad continuing mission and is composed of forces from but one Service. The Department of Health and Human Fosrcom has the responsibility for receiving, processing, and relocating noncombatant evacuees within the US. Section of the Merchant Marine Act,as amended, contains the congressional authority for this action. HN or contracted support is 55-1 good source of resources to conduct or augment terminal operations.

During emergencies, flrscom state and local governments are also responsible for using transportation resources transiting the state boundaries. The DMA produces standard maps; charts; flrscom substitutes for example, satellite image maps ; and terrain data elevation, slope, soils, vegetation, transportation infrastructure, hydrology, and so on. The ASCC also acquires organizations to administer movements and to operate terminals and modes.

The responsibilities are described below. These programs assure the maintenance of an adequate US-based transportation infrastructure capable of responding rapidly to developing emergencies. Sign In Sign Out. The Army Corps of Engineers executes these missions fotscom time of crises under the policy direction of the Secretary of Transportation. Army execution of transportation functions differ based on the regional responsibilities of the combatant commands. Enter Your Email Address. JTFs usually have an Army service component command.

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Under crisis action, wartime conditions or where critical situations make diversion of the normal logistic process necessary, the logistic and administrative authority of combatant commanders enable them to use all facilities and supplies of all forces assigned to forrscom commands as necessary for the accomplishment of their missions.

However, this role is only visible to the US military when there is DOD involvement in response to a domestic emergency. This shipping consists of inactive assets. It also manages fosrcom chartered flights, when they support a military operation.