Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms


Joint Publication 1-02 12 April 2001 (As Amended Through 9 June 2004)

logistic assessment An evaluation of: a.

the logistic support required to support particular military operations in a theater, country, or area; and b.

the actual and/or potential logistic support available for the conduct of military operations either within the theater, country, or area, or located elsewhere.

logistic estimate of the situation An appraisal resulting from an orderly examination of the logistic factors influencing contemplated courses of action in order to provide conclusions concerning the degree and manner of that influence.

logistic implications test — An analysis of the major logistic aspects of a joint strategic war plan and the consideration of the logistic implications resultant therefrom as they may limit the acceptability of the plan. The logistic analysis and consideration are conducted concurrently with the development of the strategic plan. The objective is to establish whether the logistic requirements generated by the plan are in balance with availabilities, and to set forth those logistic implications that should be weighed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff in their consideration of the plan. See also feasibility test.

logistic and movement control center — A center organized from service support elements (or the supporting establishment) in the geographic proximity of the marshaling units. It is tasked by the force movement control center to provide organic and commercial transportation, transportation scheduling, materials handling equipment, and all other logistic support required by parent commands during marshaling and embarkation. Also called LMCC. See also control center; embarkation; force movement; marshalling. (JP 4-01.8)

logistic marking and reading symbology — A system designed to improve the flow of cargo through the seaport of embarkation and debarkation using bar code technology. See also logistics. (JP 4-01.6)

logistic routes — See line of communications.

logistics The science of planning and carrying out the movement and maintenance of forces. In its most comprehensive sense, those aspects of military operations that deal with: a. design and development, acquisition, storage, movement, distribution, maintenance, evacuation, and disposition of materiel; b. movement, evacuation, and hospitalization of personnel; c. acquisition or construction, maintenance, operation, and disposition of facilities; and d. acquisition or furnishing of services.

logistics over-the-shore operation area — That geographic area required to successfully conduct a logistics over-the-shore operation. Also called LOA. See also logistics over-the-shore operations. (JP 4-01.6)

logistics over-the-shore operations — The loading and unloading of ships without the benefit of deep draft-capable, fixed port facilities in friendly or nondefended territory and, in time of war, during phases of theater development in which there is no opposition by the enemy; or as a means of moving forces closer to tactical assembly areas dependent on threat force capabilities. Also called LOTS operations. See also joint logistics over-the-shore operations. (JP 4-01.8)

logistic sourcing — The identification of the origin and determination of the availability of the time-phased force and deployment data nonunit logistic requirements.

logistic support — Logistic support encompasses the logistic services, materiel, and transportation required to support the continental United States-based and worldwide deployed forces.

logistic support (medical) — Medical care, treatment, hospitalization, and evacuation as well as the furnishing of medical services, supplies, materiel, and adjuncts thereto.