CMH Pub 70-39, Cloth; CMH Pub 70-39-1, Paper
1991; 134 pages, appendix
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The study of the logistical aspects of war is of particular importance in our peacetime Army because, as Carter B. Magruder so forcibly reminds us in Recurring Logistic Problems as I Have Observed Them, basic problems tend to recur with greater frequency when a maximum effort is being made. Recognized as the top logistician in the Army during his long military career, Magruder acquired an intimate and accurate knowledge of the extraordinary tasks involved in providing support to troops fighting in theaters of war thousands of miles apart and a great distance from home bases. Despite the radical transformation in equipment and supplies that separate today's Army, the principles that guided the technical services of Magruder's day apply equally to those who now serve in combat service support assignments. As Magruder hoped, an examination of the problems within the context of military operations may foster solutions and process improvements.