a. Purpose. This supplemental instruction contains policy and guidance for the conduct of logistics operations in combatant commands and joint task forces (JTFs).

b. Policies outlined are consistent with published joint publications and directives. NOTE: Joint Pub 4.0 "Doctrine for Logistics Support of Joint Operations" and subordinate publications in the 4.0 series should be used as appropriate.

c. Each Service is responsible for the logistics support of its own forces except when logistics support is otherwise provided for by agreements.

d. Combatant commanders will do the following:

(1) Exercise directive authority in logistics to ensure economy and efficiency of operations and to eliminate duplication and overlapping of operations. This does not release the Services from their responsibilities to man, equip, train, and sustain their Service components.

(2) Review reports, budgets, and requirements of Service components for adequacy, as required, consistent with Service directives.

(3) Coordinate priorities and programs to use supplies, facilities, and personnel effectively within the theater.

(4) Coordinate the total logistic effort through Service components and other subordinate commands.

(5) Allocate common-user resources to components and subordinate commands.

(6) Establish joint boards and offices at the combatant command level to ensure economy and efficiency of operations.

(7) Establish coordination with other DOD supporting commands.

(8) Make maximum use of inter-Service support and common/cross-servicing agreements to eliminate unnecessary duplication.

(9) Establish policies within the command in functional areas of logistics to ensure economy and efficiency of operations consistent with existing joint publications.

(10) Assume temporary operational control of all logistic forces in case of an

emergency, consistent with Joint Pub 0-2.

e. Component commanders will do the following:

(1) Component commanders are responsible for logistics support of their forces and direct communications with appropriate headquarters on all supply matters. Component commanders will keep the CINC informed of the status of supply matters affecting readiness of the force.

(2) Furnish logistics support f assigned forces within the command except as already done by common/cross-servicing.

(3) Forward logistic requirements to the combatant commander when directed.

(4) Communicate directly with appropriate Service departments on all logistic

matters except those the unified commander directs to be forwarded through him.

(5) Identify logistic forces required to support operation planning.

(6) Use standard Service planning factors as outlined in approved publications

except as otherwise directed.

(7) Furnish qualified personnel to serve on joint boards and offices.

f. Other Subordinate Commands. Logistic responsibilities of subunified commands and joint task forces and their assigned components parallel those of the combatant command. Service components of subordinate commands will communicate uni-Service requirements through the Service components of the combatant command and not directly to the appropriate Service department.


a. General

(1) Supply responsibilities of the combatant commander and assigned components follow those outlined in paragraph 1.

(2) Maximum use will be made of common/cross-servicing to eliminate duplication.

(3) Priorities for critical material will be established by the combatant commander.

(4) Standard Service planning factors will be used but may be modified to more accurately reflect situational considerations.

(5) Theater supply levels will be established at 30 days for all classes of supply except Class III. (See paragraph 2b.) Requests for variations from this policy must be approved by the Joint Staff. Time-phasing of supplies into the theater will be established by the combatant commander.

(6) Standard requisitioning procedures will be established by Service components within the theater as soon as practical.

(7) Supplies will be given to forces of allied nations and indigenous personnel only as directed by higher authority. Emergency authority may be granted by the combatant commander.

b. Petroleum, oils, and lubricants

(1) A Joint Petroleum Office (JPO) will be established by the combatant commander to coordinate petroleum supply requirements within the theater.

(2) Combatant commanders Will monitor petroleum supply levels in the theater and submit requirements for bulk fuels and packaged products under procedures established by the Defense Fuel Supply Center.

(3) To the extent practical, management of POL will be assigned to a single Service within the theater.

(4) Service components are responsible for determining POL requirements for assigned forces.

(5) Theater level of supply for petroleum products is established at 15 days.

c. Procurement. The combatant commander will coordinate all procurement activities within the theater to ensure that Service competition for limited resources is minimized. A Joint Procurement Coordinating Board may be established within the policies outlined in Joint Pub 4-01, "Defense Transportation System."

3. MAINTENANCE. The combatant commander is responsible for coordinating maintenance within the command. The Services will attain a self-sufficient military capability and capability for direct maintenance support to their tactical elements. Where practical and without jeopardizing military effectiveness of tactical units, maintenance facilities for joint use should be established.


a. The combatant commander will establish policies and procedures for a coordinated medical service program within the theater.

b. Service components are responsible for furnishing medical services to assigned forces except as already done by inter-Service support agreements or directed by higher authority.

c. To the maximum extent feasible, joint use of medical facilities will be encouraged to avoid duplication.

d. A Joint Medical Regulating Office (JMRO) will be established as outlined in Joint Pub 4-0.

e. Non-US medical facilities will be used only in extreme emergencies.

f. Treatment of foreign national will be authorized only when considered essential by the combatant commander and will consist of minimum emergency care.

g. For planning, a 60-day intertheater evacuation policy will be the objective. Modification of this policy is authorized for contingencies when medical capabilities do not permit reasonable implementation. Combatant commands will recommend intertheater evacuation policy if deviation from that planning is necessary.

h. Maximum use will be made of air evacuation.

i. Standard Service planning factors will be used but may be modified to more accurately reflect situational considerations.


a. The combatant commander will allocate common-user transportation and assign priorities. Service component commanders will supply resources as directed (3110.11).

b. For operation planning, the combatant commander will consolidate and submit movement requirements to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to facilitate strategic movement planning.

c. USTRANSCOM Transportation Component Commands (TCCs)

(1) The Military Traffic Management Command (MTMC) is responsible for military traffic, land transportation, and operation of common-user ocean terminals in CONUS.

(2) The Military Sealift Command (MSC) is responsible for furnishing military common-user sea transportation services.

(3) The Air Mobility Command (AMC) is responsible for furnishing common-user airlift services.

(4) Control of the TCC is under USTRANSCOM and is outside the scope of the combatant commander.

(5) The combatant commander will establish liaison with TCCs when they are supporting the combatant command mission.

(6) Support to TCCs will be given by the combatant command as required. Requests for support will be initiated by TCC and forwarded to the appropriate commander.

d. Standard Service planning factors will be used but may be modified to more accurately reflect situational considerations.

e. A Joint Transportation Board (JTB) will be established by the combatant commander to coordinate theater transportation requirements.

f. Strategic Mobility. Transportation resources allocated for planning from DOD agencies are outlined in 3110.11.

g. Responsibility for establishing and operating port facilities rests with the using component, or, in the case of multiple users, the Service with the most forces.


a. Requests for negotiation of new or revised agreements for use of bases will be initiated by the combatant commander when operational or political situations dictate. Requests will be validated by the Joint Staff.

b. Maximum use will be made of existing facilities in the theater to minimize civil engineering support requirements.

c. The combatant commander will allocate real estate and facilities consistent with existing agreements. A joint agency may be established if necessary.

d. The combatant commander will coordinate civil engineering support requirements and establish centralized control of programs when necessary. Theater civil engineering support programs will be consistent with approved plans.

e. Construction standards will be held to the lowest level consistent with mission requirements. Only construction considered operationally essential will be approved for short-term operations.

f. The combatant commander will establish civil engineering support priorities.

g. Service components will supply resources for completion of civil engineering support programs. Army and Navy components will normally support Air Force requirements.

h. Service components are responsible for identifying civil engineering support requirements in support of assigned forces.

i. Contract construction for all Services will be negotiated by the Service designated as construction agent for the geographic area concerned.

j. Standard Service planning factors will be used for civil engineering support.

7. AIR AND WATER PORTS. No military air and water ports located outside CONUS are responsibility of the CINC. Each Service has primary responsibility for coordination of loading/unloading its units.

8. HEALTH SERVICES. The responsibility for the coordination and integration of health services remains with the CINCs. The use of joint medical assets will be coordinated by the CINCs to support operational requirements.

9. MORTUARY AFFAIRS. CINCs are responsible for the search, recovery, identification, care, and evacuation or disposition of deceased personnel with their AOR. The responsibility applies to allied, third country, enemy dead, and local populace.


a. CINCs will ensure that proper negotiations for host-nation support are conducted with proper authorities. This may include but is not limited to the following: air and surface transportation; petroleum, oils, and lubricants (POL); telecommunications; civilian labor; rear area protection; facilities; contracting; acquisition of equipment; supplies; services; and medical support.

b. CINCs must coordinate with the host nation for the use of facilities.