Download Citation on ResearchGate | FORSCOM Regulation ( OBSOLETE): Unit movement data reporting and systems administration. | Authorizes. Authorizes and directs the use of the Transportation Coordinator Automated Command and Control Information System (TC ACCIS), as well as coordinated and. Within CONUS, FORSCOM is the Army service component command for USACOM. FORSCOM uses Army installation staffs and infrastructures to deploy units.

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Depending on the size of the force deployed, the ASCC will have staff elements to assist in the accomplishment of its transportation responsibilities.

This effort includes the employment of high-technology shipping systems. It also allows the ASCC to adjust projected requirements. It is the authority of a combatant commander to perform those functions of command involving organizing and employing commands and forces, assigning tasks, designating objectives, and giving authoritative direction over all aspects of forsco, operations, joint training, and logistics necessary to accomplish the missions assigned to the command.

DAMMS-R is the theater movement control system that will link to strategic systems to perform reception and onward movement tasks.

They may require augmentation when executing operational level of war transportation responsibilities. DSBs also provide liaison and coordination for movement of port-called units to designated terminals. However, this role is only visible to the US military when there is DOD involvement in response to a domestic emergency.

However, manual systems, such as R series cards, are still used. The Army Corps of Engineers also performs a transportation staff function.

It gives the means to access C4 systems that support global transportation management. Specifically, the ITO executes the following tasks:.

It establishes an ordered and comprehensive set of procedures used in both deliberate planning and CAP of joint operations. The USCG is responsible for maritime and inland waterway security, port security, and safety including navigational aids. SIDPERS provides commanders the ability to optimize allocation and use of personnel assets to meet peacetime, mobilization, and wartime personnel service support requirements.


FEMA’s most important transportation role is the maintenance of contingency plans to respond to crises arising from resource availability. The deployment planner is usually the DTO or his equivalent. It interfaces with other systems such as the Presidential Command and Control Facilities, non-DOD systems, and tactical command and control systems that support subordinate military service units.

The exercise of directive authority for logistics includes the authority to issue directives to subordinate commanders necessary to ensure the following: The GTN ties together existing transportation related data bases. The Corps and the Army division have organic movement control organizations and offices to execute this function.

Formal MTMC national defense transportation programs include highways, railroads, and ports. ALM supports deliberate planning by rapidly providing estimates of airlift requirements for a given deployment list.

Ocean terminals with the ability to document cargo moving through a port manifests, TCMDs, and customs documentation. Ocean terminals with the ability to account for and monitor the movement of cargo through a port. It does not create a new data base. These organizations include federal, state, and local agencies; the private sector within the US under contract agreements; forsxom governments under HNS arrangements; and contracted foreign private industry.

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FM Chptr 2 Roles and Responsibilities

The Corps is responsible for the improvement, restoration, rehabilitation, operation, and maintenance of inland waterways, canals, harbors, and navigation channels within forsdom US and its possessions. The DLA provides supplies common to all military Services. These programs assure the maintenance of an adequate US-based transportation infrastructure capable of responding rapidly to developing emergencies.

This chapter identifies the roles and responsibilities for the execution of transportation functions within DOD. MARAD is also responsible for acquiring and maintaining ships during emergencies. Regional combatant commands based OCONUS have active Army transportation units assigned to deploy, receive, redeploy, and onward move personnel and equipment.

The TTBs require the availability of contract stevedoring labor. This system can be used by any service or organization. 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.


Army transportation personnel, at staff and command levels, must communicate Army requirements for favorable adjudication. The Service Secretaries are also charged with the responsibility of providing CINCs with trained and equipped forces to execute assigned missions.

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 their commands as necessary for the accomplishment of their missions. This center operates with organic MCTs, as required.

These agencies include the following:. The Department of State is responsible for several aspects that affect transportation operations.

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Refer to FM for additional information on theater movement control. Chapter 4 contains additional information and describes this function at the three levels of war. During declared emergencies, the offices within the states operate under the general supervision and guidance of the regional fosrcom established by the DOT.

gorscom The Secretary of Transportation sets up a management organization during a national defense related emergency declared by the President. This administration is responsible for aiding DOT in planning, financing, and developing urban mass transportation systems, facilities, and equipment. Using forsvom subordinate agency, the Federal Energy Regulatory Agency, the department also regulates the movement of these products through pipelines.

This staff office has the primary responsibility for strategic transportation and for the operation of the JTB. It does not provide airlift requirements estimates or preplanned contingency packages.