As a petroleum officer in a Joint Service environment, it is important hat you understand the doctrine, roles and
missions of each service, and planning procedures for petroleum supply in joint operations. In this lesson, you
will receive instruction that will serve as a guide for staff officers and bulk petroleum managers on planning and
operating bulk fuel systems in a joint environment. Concepts and doctrine are presented to enable the planner to
design a responsive petroleum supply system that will meet the needs of individual services and the theater
mission as well.
On 1 July 1973, DLA assumed centralized management of bulk petroleum within the DOD. The DESC was
designated the IMM of U.S. military bulk petroleum. The CINCs have established JPOs to discharge staff
petroleum logistics responsibilities within the theaters. Each military service is tasked with maintaining a
petroleum office to manage bulk petroleum within the services. In this lesson, we will discuss the petroleum
agencies throughout DOD. Each organization will be discussed separately.
NOTE: Figure 12-1 shows the DOD organizations involved in joint petroleum operations and planning.