(2) The Petroleum Supply Battalion receives fuel from the PTO Battalion for issue to direct support
petroleum units. The Medium Truck Company (POL) is the primary means of transporting bulk fuel forward of
(3) In the COMMZ and the corps area, the QM Supply Company (DS) issues fuel to using units.
(4) In the Division Support Area, the S&S Company issues fuel to the units in the DSA and the HSC
of the ASB issues fuel to the Division Aviation Brigade and the Cavalry Squadron.
(5) In the Brigade Support Areas, the Supply Company of the supporting FSB issues fuel to the
battalions of the maneuver brigades.
Organization of the Navy.
The Navy (assisted by the Military Sealift Command) delivers the majority of bulk fuel overseas to DOD forces
in both peacetime and during combat operations. Knowing how they do so, as well as how other vital supplies
reach the fleet, can provide Army officers with additional logistics knowledge which could well prove critical in a
joint forces wartime scenario.
a. Navy Petroleum Organization Overview.
(1) SECNAV directs and guides the Navy as a component of DOD.
(2) CNO executes SECNAV taskings.
(3) NAVSUP develops and implements procurement and management of Navy Stock Fund items
(repair parts, ADP equipment) including petroleum products.
b. Navy Petroleum Office Overview.
(1) Dual missions.
(a) Serves as Deputy Commander, NAVSUP for petroleum management purposes.
(b) Provides technical direction and assistance for petroleum management programs.
(2) Direction and assistance.
(a) Fuel quality.
(b) Facility construction and improvement.
(c) POL officer trainee programs.