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Depot Maintenance: Consolidation Study Appendixes A through N : Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff , January , 1993

January 1993

Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

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From the background: "The demise of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact promulgated a major shift in the focus of our national military strategy from global conflict to regional contingencies. Consistent with this shift in strategy, the Base Force concept was adopted which provides for a reduced force structure that is capable of meeting challenges to our regional interests. This downsizing, however, has not been limited exclusively to combatants. In recent years the Services have taken unilateral as well as collaborative measures to improve combat support efficiency to include their respective depot systems. Most recent measures were initiated in response to Defense Management Report Decisions (DMRD) 908 and 908C, both tided Consolidating Depot Maintenance, dated 17 November 1990, and 12 January 1991, respectively. While successful in achieving their objectives, they have not kept pace with the changes that have taken place in the world or the impact of these changes on our national military strategy. Accordingly, the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Services must consider further consolidation of our military depot maintenance systems. Each Service maintains its own depot maintenance system that includes management structures, overhead, and facilities to plan, program, and perform assigned missions. As force structure and equipment densities shrink, so must the depot level maintenance infrastructure required to maintain them."



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