REDUCING THE LOGISTIC FOOTPRINT ‒ A DESIDERATUM OF PAST AND FUTURE MILITARY OPERATIONS

  • Marius HRAB Universitatea Națională de Apărare „Carol I”

Abstract

With the technologizing and modernization of the armed forces, the emergence of fuel-consuming self-propelled means of
transport and weapons systems of all ammunition-consuming gauges, the logistical challenges were not delayed, the logistics
footprint grew, the support of military operations involving resources more diversified, more voluminous and requiring an
increasingly systematic and integrated approach to the concept of the operation as a whole.
The logistics footprint in the military operation consists of the whole of the organizational entities, the resources managed
by them and the activities carried out in order to achieve the logistic support of the fighting and the fighting support units so
as to ensure the living conditions and the freedom of action necessary to achieve the objectives.

Author Biography

Marius HRAB, Universitatea Națională de Apărare „Carol I”
Născut la data 13.08.1981 în localitatea Rădăuţi, Marius Hrab este absolvent al Academiei Forţelor Terestre, promoţia 2004. Pregătirea academică şi-a completat-o prin absolvirea mai multor cursuri de perfecţionare, atât civile cât şi militare, în ţară şi în străinătate, în special în domeniul logistic, în prezent fiind masterand în cadrul Facultăţii de Comandă şi Stat Major din Universitatea Naţională de Apărare Carol I. De profesie cadru militar, a ocupat funcţii de execuţie şi de conducere în Comandamentul Logistic întrunit şi structurile subordonate acestuia. Şi-a completat experienţa profesională prin participarea la misiuni în teatrul de operaţii din Afganistan şi la exerciţii în ţară şi străinătate.

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Published
2019-06-30
Section
Articole