Concept of Operations Supply Levels.
The major portion of the theater level is maintained in the COMMZ. The unified commander (NO) prescribes
supply levels for the theater in terms of days-of-supply. The service components prescribe levels for their forces
in the COMMZ and the combat zone. Supply levels must take into account the requirements of all services in the
a 30-day theater supply level should be set up for bulk petroleum in a developed theater. In actual practice, this
level may be greater than 30 days depending upon available tankage and other factors.
of a 15-day supply level should be set up in the theater. The major portion of the theater level is maintained in the
CSA. Again, supply levels must take into account the requirements of all service components.
Concept of Operations Operation Other Than War (OTW).
There are special considerations during operations other than war.
a. Minimize the logistics footprint.
b. Increase reliance on in-country civilian or host nation support.
c. Establish contracts early with fuel supplies.
d. Tailor fuel equipment and support packages to the requirement and mission.
e. Ensure service compatibility.
a. Planning for bulk fuel support can be a complex and challenging task. Time, space, distances, terrain,
resources, and the operating environment are all planning factors that have to be considered. There are six major
elements of bulk fuel planning: Requirements, sourcing and procurement, transportation, sage, distribution, and
b. The supported CC and/or the joint commander is responsible for the overall planning of bulk fuel
logistical support. The unified or joint command plan is the basis for all subordinate bulk fuel support plans.
This plan establishes concepts, objectives, assigns missions, and allocates available resources. Operation plans
submitted to the joint staff will include a petroleum appendix to the logistics annex in the format prescribed in
Joint Pub 5-02.2, JOPS, Volume II (see Appendix A). The service components develop a bulk fuel support
concept based on the tactical plan.