f. Gallons per Person per Day method is used in the early planning stages, seldom below theater level
and never below corps level. Data obtained give a starting point for further refinement.
(1) Troop strengths are obtained from:
(a) Personnel channels
(c) FM 101-10-1
(2) Consumption rates
EXAMPLE 1: Compute the petroleum requirement for two light infantry divisions operating in Honduras.
Division strength is 10,762.
10,762 X 2 = 21,524 personnel
10,762 x 2.4273 = 52,245 gallons/day
10,762 x 0.8738 = 18,808 gallons/day
10,762 x 1.6991 = 36,571 gallons/day
f. The OPLOG Planner is another aid to use to compile supply requirements.
(1) OPLOG Planner is a stand-alone program based on DBASE III; the program will compute
requirements for multiphase operations using different intensities or profiles; the POL printout also shows vehicle
fuel tank capacities which is useful for determining how often a unit would have to be resupplied. OPLOG
Planner is not user friendly. The basic requirements to calculate the POL requirement are much more tan finding
(2) The system requirements for OPLOG Planner are great. OPLOG Planner requires at least a 386
coprocessor wit 4 megabytes of RAM. Even with 4 Meg RAM, you have to create virtual memory in order to run
OPLOG Planner. Instructions for this are include in the README file.