Spearhead of Logistics: A History of the United States Army Transportation Corps

Spearhead of Logistics: A History of the United States Army Transportation Corps
Title:
Spearhead of Logistics: A History of the United States Army Transportation Corps
Format:
Paperback
USA Price: 
Stock:
Low stock
GPO Stock Number:
008-029-00597-2
ISBN:
9780160931192
Description

Spearhead of Logistics is a narrative branch history of the U.S. Army's Transportation Corps, first published in 1994 for transportation personnel and reprinted in 2001 for the larger Army community. The Quartermaster Department coordinated transportation support for the Army until World War I revealed the need for a dedicated corps of specialists. The newly established Transportation Corps, however, lasted for only a few years. Its significant utility for coordinating military transportation again became apparent during World War II, and it was resurrected in mid-1942 to meet the unparalleled logistical demands of fighting in distant theaters. Finally becoming a permanent branch in 1950, the Transportation Corps continued to demonstrate its capability of rapidly supporting U.S. Army operations in global theaters over the next fifty years. With useful lessons of high-quality support that validate the necessity of adequate transportation in a viable national defense posture, this publication is an important resource for those now involved in military transportation and movement for ongoing expeditionary operations.

 

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Audience

This text should be useful to both officers and noncommissioned officers who can take examples from the past and apply the successful principles to future operations, thus ensuring a continuing legacy of transportation excellence within Army operations.  Additionally, military science students and military historians may be interested in this volume.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$61.00
International Price:
$85.40
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, U.S. Army Transportation Center; and Center of Military History
Author:
  • King, Benjamin
Notes:
2001 edition with a new barcode on the back cover.
Key Phrases:
  • Center of Military History Publication 69 7 1
  • Military History
  • History of United States Army Transportation Corps
  • Army Transportation Corps
Quantity Price:
Discount
Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Record Creation Date:
12/11/2015
Last Status Update:
01/29/2019
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