This purpose of this MBA Professional Report is to provide a portfolio for U.S. Navy logistics professionals who are members of, or whose primary function is to support U.S. naval expeditionary forces. The report will consolidate and clarify existing planning and logistics publications, guidance, instructions, and deployment procedures, and add elements of the aforementioned from other armed services and government agencies that are lacking in current U.S. Navy documents. The report will augment the Joint operational logistic planning process as it pertains to operational and tactical level planning. The report will also provide guidance based upon anecdotes and opinions of the author that are pertinent in developing unit or deployment-specific logistic support plans for U.S. naval expeditionary forces. Research was accomplished by reviewing numerous documents of military units and federal agencies whose principal responsibility is expeditionary warfare and supporting expeditionary forces. Conclusions and appendices address shortfalls in doctrine that are specific to logistics support of U.S. naval expeditionary forces and training of expeditionary logistics professionals. The appendices will consist of a boiler plate Operation Order (OPORD) that will provide a basic understanding of how to write and understand a basic order, checklists for pre-deployment preparation and deployment sustainment, and an overview of contingency contracting and host-nation support, that are all combined to crerate a working Logistics Handbook.\" -- p. v.
Yoder, E. Cory Kang, Keebom
Master of Business Administration
Graduate School of Business & Public Policy (GSBPP)