It also includes greater consideration of the efficient use of civil resources. In the present strategic environment, with the deployment of NATO forces potentially requiring rapid movement of personnel, equipment, and materiel across NATO territory, the new NATO logistics visions reflects top-down guidance by principles emphasising the need for operational effectiveness balanced with considerations of efficiencies.
Logistics planning in operational planning Logistics operational planning is part of the NATO operational planning process.
Visibility and transparency Visibility and transparency of logistic resources are essential for effective logistic support. This collective responsibility is attained through close coordination and cooperation between national and NATO authorities during both planning and execution.
Interoperability has a direct impact on mission sustainability and the combat effectiveness of forces.
The overall responsibility for coordination lies with NATO and should be conducted as a matter of routine. One does not work without the other. For non-Article 5 crisis response operations, this cooperation must be extended to non-NATO nations, and other relevant organisations as required.
Collective responsibility The first principle concerned — that of collective responsibility — is the driving force of logistic support at NATO.
The PC is the expert body reporting to the LC responsible to ensure NATO can meet its petroleum requirements in times of peace, crisis and conflict, including expeditionary operations.
It is at this level that the logistic capabilities needed to deploy, sustain and redeploy Alliance forces are identified by the Strategic Commanders in consultation with participating countries. Medical support An efficient medical support system is needed to treat and evacuate sick, injured and wounded personnel, minimise man-days lost and return casualties to duty.