(c) CSS planning is based on the unit's mission troop population,
and materiel supported (e.g., equipment by type and density and other special
(2) Logistics Support Concepts.
(a) The primary purpose of logistics support is to keep weapon
systems operating. This includes providing all classes of supply (including replacement
of components, end items, and expandable); maintaining equipment; transporting
supplies and personnel; and providing services such as clothing exchange, bath, and
mortuary affairs. Logistics is a command responsibility.
(b) The classification of supplies into ten classes provides
meaningful major categories so those items can be readily identified. This establishes a
common supply terminology and provides an improved management tool for logistics
planning and operations. Coordination must be made for all the classes of supply listed
1 Class I: Subsistence, including gratuitous health and
2 Class II: Clothing, individual equipment, tentage, tool
sets and tool kits, hand tools, and administrative and housekeeping supplies and
liquid and compressed gases, chemical products, coolants, and deicing and antifreeze
4 Class IV: Construction materials to include installed
equipment and all fortification/barrier materials.
mines, fuses, detonators, pyrotechnics, missiles, rockets, propellants, and other associated
6 Class VI: Personal demand items.
7 Class VII: Major end items such as launchers, tanks,
mobile machine shops, and vehicles.
8 Class VIII: Medical material, including medical-peculiar