Logistics Support for Deployed Military Forces

The U.S. Army uses a mix of uniformed military personnel, federal civilian employees, and contractors to support its deployed combat forces. Over the past three years, more than $15 billion of logistics support (including such services as base-camp construction, food, fuel, housing, and supplies) has been provided to the Army in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere in Southwest Asia under contract. This Congressional Budget Office (CBO) study�”prepared at the request of the Senate Committee on Armed Services�”evaluates alternative mixes of military personnel, federal civilians, and contractors that could support the Army’s deployed combat forces. The study analyzes four options that would vary the mix among the three labor categories, affecting the provision of logistics support as well as the maintenance of weapon systems in the wartime theater. CBO evaluates the four options on the basis of their cost, flexibility, and legal considerations. In keeping with CBO’s mandate to provide objective, impartial analysis, this study makes no recommendations.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Glossary; Tables;
  • Pagination: 112p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01010920
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 28 2005 4:04PM