Logistics and Engineering Requirements for Humanitarian Assistance Operations
This paper presents results from a study conducted by the Center for Naval Analyses that identifies and analyzes alternative ways the Marine Corps might consider to improve its ability to conduct Humanitarian Assistance Operations (HAOs). To achieve this objective we are: (1) examining requirements needed to conduct HAOs; (2) identifying potential changes in the Marine's conduct of HAOs to meet the requirements; and (3) assessing the cost of changes in terms of organization, training and education, doctrine, and equipment and supplies. This paper is one of a series that documents military requirements and alternatives for HAOs. It specifically addresses logistics and engineering-related requirements and alternatives.