- is an ENABLING function for the success of CAMPAIGNS/MAJOR OPS
- It defines the LOGISTICAL FOCUS OF EFFORT in order to overcome DEFICIENCIES
o During this period there was a great deal of infighting between the Services, yet Gen MacArthur appreciated the advantage of each Service’s strength.
Navy to land the forces
1st marine Division to conduct the initial assault
Followed by the 7th Infantry Division which captured Seoul in order to properly outpost and protect the city.
Navy/Marine Corps initially provided Tactical air support until Kimpo AB was established for the Air Force.
POSITIVE ***in today’s logistics, the efforts of joint, combined, and host nation is integrated to support our COCOMs. We cannot win wars alone, we need all the services and our allies.****
- It enables EFFECTIVENESS in EXECUTION in which ensures that the LOGISTICAL FOCUS OF EFFORT is correctly defined
o There are two objectives during the campaign: 1. Landing in the enemy’s rear and advancing 25 miles to Seoul, 2. Then offload Logistical forces in a concentrated area rather than dispersed which is controversial in MacArthur’s plan. However, he’s intention was to bring in the LSTs during the high tide and ground them as the tide went out. The plan was too risky yet effective.