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UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
ARRIVAL AND ASSEMBLY PLAN MPF 14 MARITIME PREPOSITIONING FORCE (MPF) STAFF PLANNING N20L8QM REVISED 07/01/2008
APPROVED BY _______________________
INTRODUCTION 1. GAIN ATTENTION. (Slide 1)
Up until this point, we have discussed numerous plans. MAGTF LOI, deployment support plans, Initiating Directive, etc. One of the most plans is the Arrival and Assembly Plan because the plan goes into specifics where as the other plans discuss priorities, command relationship, concept of operations, etc. (Slide 2) 2. OVERVIEW. • • During this lesson we will discuss:
Commences upon arrival of the first MPSRON ship or the first aircraft of the main-body in the AAA Concludes when MAGTF Commander reports all essential elements of the MAGTF are combat ready.
(Slide 3) 3. LEARNING OBJECTIVES (LESSON PURPOSE) To familiarize the student with the major activities of the arrival and assembly phase, the purpose and documents that make up the arrival and assembly plan, and the staff section responsible for the development of that plan a. TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVES. With the aid of a reference, the student will be able to identify the command relationships used in an MPF Operation in accordance with MCWP 3-32. b. ENABLING LEARNING OBJECTIVES. (1) With the aid of a reference, explain the role of the military departments and services in accordance with MCWP 3-32. (2) With the aid of a reference, explain the role of the unified commanders in accordance with MCWP 3-32. (3) With the aid of a reference, explain the type of command relationship between the Commander, Maritime Prepositioned Force and the Commander, MAGTF in accordance with MCWP 3-32.
INSTRUCTOR NOTE. Take a minute to read over your TLOs and ELOs. looks up I will know when to begin.
These are the references associated with the lecture. 4. METHOD/MEDIA. This period of instruction will be given using the informal lecture method aided by a powerpoint presentation. 5. EVALUATION. You will be evaluated during the practical application on training day 4 and 5. 6. SAFETY/CEASE TRAINING (CT) BRIEF. N/A
TRANSITION. Are there any questions about what we will be covering, how we will cover it, or how you will be evaluated? Good, now let’s discuss unified command structure. ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ ___
(Slide 5) BODY (Slide 6) Why is this the most crucial phase of an MPF Operation? stands up and becomes combat operations. This is when the MAGTF (45 MIN)
AA consists of many moving pieces from various geographic areas joining in one general area. The force could be as small as one ship and 2000 Marines or 5-6 ships and 17,500 Marines and Sailors. What is Murphy’s Law? (Slide 7) What does it take to get this tank combat ready? This all occurs during AA. Remember, we may have as many as 60 tanks that we need to get combat ready. (Slide 8) These are the major activities of AA. (Slide 9) Key word is specific tasks. Each unit or organization will have its roles and responsibilities delineated allowing for coordinated action within the MAGTF and outside. (Slide 10)
Examples are: groups? Etc. (Slide 11) First bullet: Why is HNS for AAA security and throughput a priority? provide our own security? If so, why do we need Host Nation Support? Can we Pierside or Instream? How many ships? Location of control
MHE and transportation assets are vital because they are often the chokepoints in throughput and can get easily overwhelmed and subsequently backloaded. (Slide 12). The following are tasks organizations listed within the AA Plan. (Slide 13) • • • • • C3 procedures through phase Throughput operations at beach, port and airfield MPE/S issue and accounting Initial CSS operations – LFSP Security.
(Slide 14) Attachment A and B of the AA chapter provides examples of the following. (Slide 15) Here is an example of an AA plan. (Slide 16) Example of an AA plan continued. (Slide 17) Example of an AA plan continued. (Slide 18) Many students get confused with C- and O-days. O-day stands for Offload day and C-day stands for commencement day. Commencement is a joint tern and O-day is a Navy/Marine Corp term. Just remember both days refer to the same calendar day. For example, July 10 may be C+10 but O-12. So July 11 would be C+11 and O-11. (Slide 19) This slide depicts a notional timeline. (Slide 20)
This slide depicts a notional timeline. (Slide 21) Timeline continued. (Slide 22) If in your practical application, you will create a MHE distribution matrix. Remember, without HNS, you have limited MHE. This plan allocates the MHE by day to various MSEs and locations. (Slide 23) Are there any questions? (Slide 24) A picture is worth a thousand words. Overlays can be very effective in “painting a picture” of an MPF operation. (Slide 25) AAA could be as small as several square miles or over a few hundred square miles. (Slide 26) You will use overlays in your practical application to define areas and sub areas of operations. (Slide 27) Everything within the circle is considered the AAA to include the beach and port areas. (Slide 28) Remember, UAA is a general area where ERP is a specific point. (Slide 29) Let’s examine the ERP a little closer. (Slide 30) This slide depicts ERPs within the ground combat element's UAA. (Slide 31) We also use overlays to identify MSRs and ASRs as well delineate security sectors. (Slide 32)
Remember to make the slides “talk”. detail. (Slide 33) Sub-area overlays should provide more
This schedule is created from the MAGTF commander’s warfighting priorities and LOI. (Slide 34) None (Slide 35) Do not confuse COT Lot with Container Staging area. containers with various classes of supply. (Slide 36) This is the recommended layout of the COT Lot. What are the various icons? What is the purpose of the organizing the COT Lot? How large is this COT Lot? Put yourself in the shoes on the young Corporal or Petty Officer looking to pick a class of supply. What class of supply will you NOT find in the COT Lot? (Slide 37) None. (Slide 38) Communications can be troublesome due to the nature of communications systems and various environmental factors. If possible, maximize the use of HNS until C2 is stood up. (Slide 39) Security is very important for AA plan because organizations cannot perform their tasks if they are not safe from harm or even disruption. We will go into more detail in during Security lesson. (Slide 40) The use of reports serves to provide the MAGTF CDR and subordinate element visibility on force stand up and combat capability. (Slide 41) The MAGTF G-3 and G-4 are the primary developers of the AA Plan. (Slide 42) What is a plan? There is not perfect state of knowledge. We take our best available data, make assumptions, and develop a plan off of that. Some decisions will be made despite the lack of needed information. Remember if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. (Slide 43) In summary, we have discussed the activities and purpose of AA plan, notional formats of plan, overlays, and reports and reporting procedures. The COT Lot contains
SUMMARY (1 MIN)
This class has covered activities and purpose of AA Plan, notional formats of plan, overlays and reports and reporting procedures during an MPF operation. • • • • Activities and purpose of AA Plan Notional formats of plan Overlays Reports and reporting procedures
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MCWP 3-32/NWP 3-02.3, Maritime Prepositioning Force (MPF) Operations MCWP 5-1, Marine Corps Planning Process NWP 5-01, Naval Operational Planning
ATTACHMENTS: 1. Sample MPF Operations Order 2. Notional Format of an Arrival and Assembly Plan 3. Example Outline of II MEF’s Annex P 4. Notional Timeline 5. Arrival and Assembly Area Overlay 6. Combat Service Support Area Overlay 7. Port Area Overlay 8. Beach Area Overlay 9. Arrival Airfield Overlay
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