e. Unified Commands (CINCs).
(1) In unified commands, staff planning and management for bulk petroleum is performed in the J-4
JPO. The JPOs are normally staffed by personnel from each military service having a mission in the theater. The
JPO coordinates the theater bulk petroleum operations and provides the interface between DESC and the service
theater bulk petroleum managers. For the Army, this is usually the TAMMC. For the Air Force it is the Energy
Management Division on the USAF component staff. For the Navy it is the Fleet Commander Petroleum
Logistics Office, and for the Marine Corps it is the Marine component staff G-4. Service theater bulk petroleum
managers provide service bulk petroleum requirements to the JPO. The JPO consolidates the requirements for all
the services and schedules deliveries for the theater. The JPO advises the theater commander and staff on bulk
petroleum logistic planning and policy matters. When required, the JPO advises the CINC on the allocation of
bulk petroleum products and facilities. Bulk petroleum management for the entire theater is the ultimate
responsibility of the commander of the unified command through the JPO. Daily management is done by the JPO
in coordination with the services. The unified command may also establish SAPOs at the sub-unified command
level to provide in-country or regional staff management functions.
(2) The JPO consolidates the delivery requirements for all components in the theater and forwards
them to DESC. The monthly delivery requirement submission is called the petroleum slate. The JPO also
coordinates the quality surveillance program within the theater.
f. CINC Responsibilities.
(1) Plan, manage, and coordinate the receipt, storage, and distribution of bulk petroleum products.
(2) Establish a JPO and appropriate SAPO to perform required missions.
(3) Provide petroleum logistic planning and policy guidance to component commanders.
(4) Coordinate resupply requirements of all of the service components within the unified command.
(5) Release or reallocate theater PWRMS.
(6) Coordinate the quality surveillance program within the unified command.
(7) If required, allocate petroleum stocks and facilities in the area of operations.
(8) Submit requirements to host nations for the performance of HNS petroleum support