Arrival and Assembly Organizations

Capt Erin Berard, USMC Expeditionary Warfare Training Group, Pacific USMC Expeditionary Logistics Branch, N571 DSN 577-2606, Commercial (619) 437-2606 erin.berard@navy.mil

Overview
• Arrival and Assembly Organizations
– – – – Task Responsibilities Composition Organization

• Command relationships during Arrival and Assembly Phase

Lesson Purpose
• To provide the student with information on the arrival and assembly organizations, their responsibilities and command relationships during the Arrival and Assembly Phase.

References
• MCWP 3-32/NWP 3-02.3, Maritime Prepositioning Force (MPF) Operations • Joint Publication 4-01.8, Joint Tactics, Techniques and Procedures for Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration

Arrival and Assembly Phase
• Arrival and Assembly Phase begins:
– First MPS arrives or – First aircraft of the main body of the FIE arrives in the Arrival Assembly Area

Responsibilities
• Each element of the MPF has unique responsibilities
– MAGTF Cdr is responsible for all arrival and assembly operations – MPSRON brings MPE/S to the Arrival Assembly Area to support the offload – NSE is responsible for the offload and ship to shore movement – MAGTF is responsible for throughput ashore

Arrival and Assembly Organizations
• Arrival and Assembly Operations Group (AAOG) • MAGTF Offload Liaison Team (MOLT) • Arrival and Assembly Operations Elements (AAOE) • Landing Force Support Party (LFSP) • Airfield Coordination Officer (ACO) • Navy Support Element (NSE)
– OCU ***All of these elements should be the Advanced Party and arrive on O-4 to prepare for MPSRON arrival on O-2

C2 Organizations for Arrival and Assembly
MAGTF AAOG MOLT

CE AAOE

GCE AAOE

ACE AAOE

LCE AAOE

NSE AAOE

NMCB AAOE

EAF AAOE

ACO
MPF 13

LFSP
8

UAA

UAA

UAA

UAA

UAA

UAAMPF 13

UAA
9

Arrival and Assembly Operations Group (AAOG)
• Task organized group formed to coordinate and control arrival and assembly operations • Initial MAGTF Command Post until main body arrives (the SLRP provides nucleus) • Personnel from
– MAGTF Command Element (CE) – MSE (LNOs) – NSE (LNO)

MPF 13

11

CE

LCE

GCE

ACE

NMCB

Liaison Officers inside AAOG
MPF 13 12

Arrival and Assembly Operations Group (AAOG)
• Provides the MAGTF commander
– Final preparations to the AAA (O-4) – Information concerning the force build up within the AAA – Ensures that combat capability is achieved and consistent with the commander’s intent

Arrival and Assembly Operations Group (AAOG)
• TASKS
– Airflow of FIE and Flight Ferry into AAA – Offload, distribution and throughput of MPE/S from MPS to UAAs – Coordinate AAOE operations – Interfaces with LFSP and ACO – Throughput and ground movement within AAA

Arrival and Assembly Operations Group (AAOG)
• Tasks Cont’d
– Receives and compiles the status of – Ship offload – Airlifted equipment and supplies that are ready for issue – MAGTF personnel status

***Accountability records (PAX and equip)

Arrival and Assembly Operations Group (AAOG)
• Tasks Cont’d
– Recommends to the MAGTF Liaison Elements adjustments to the FIE flow as necessary – Coordinates landward security – Provides initial C2 functions for the MAGTF in AAA – Resolve conflicts in resource allocations and priorities

RTCH

MPF 13

17

SS PLESS (Pier)
TAMCN B0391 B0635/X0635 B1082 B2462/X2462 B2561 B2566/X2565 B2567 D0209/D0876 D0209/D0877 D1212/X1212 NOMEN O-DAY RTCH Floodlight Set Grader D7G Caterpillar 6K Forklift 4K Forklift 10K Forklift Container Hauler Wrecker Wrecker Containers
MPF 13

O+1 O+2 3 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 5 3 1 1 42 58

O+3

18

M/V ANDERSON (Instream)
TAMCN B0391 B0635/X0635 B1082 B2462/X2462 B2561 B2566/X2565 B2567 D0209/D0876 D0209/D0877 D1212/X1212 NOMEN O-DAY RTCH Floodlight Set Grader D7G Caterpillar 6K Forklift 4K Forklift 10K Forklift Container Hauler Wrecker Wrecker Containers
MPF 13

O+1 O+2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 2 4 1 1 20 30

O+3

19

USNS LUMMUS (Instream)
TAMCN B0391 B0635/X0635 B1082 B2462/X2462 B2561 B2566/X2565 B2567 D0209/D0876 D0209/D0877 D1212/X1212 NOMEN O-DAY RTCH Floodlight Set Grader D7G Caterpillar 6K Forklift 4K Forklift 10K Forklift Container Hauler Wrecker Wrecker Containers
MPF 13

O+1 O+2 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 3 3 1 1 2 6 1 1 25 38

O+3

20

Milestones
TAMCN B0391 B0635/X0635 B1082 B2462/X2462 B2561 B2566/X2565 B2567 D0209/D0876 D0209/D0877 D1212/X1212 NOMEN O-DAY O+1 O+2 RTCH 5 3 Floodlight Set Grader D7G Caterpillar 6K Forklift 4K Forklift 10K Forklift Container Hauler Wrecker Wrecker Containers 87 126
MPF 13

O+3

21

Throughput Matrix (Containers)
O-DAY CE GCE ACE LCE NSE 10 5 35 15
MPF 13 22

O+1

O+2

O+3

15 10

20 10 50

10 10 23

Throughput Matrix (RTCH)
O-DAY POG BOG AACG CE GCE ACE LCE 1 1 MPF 13 2 2 1 3 2 1 4 2 2 O+1 2 2 O+2 2 O+3 1

23

AAOG Organization
• Must be staffed to exercise full control of operations • Notional T/O MCWP 3-32, Appx O

MPF 13

24

OIC AAOG

OPSO

G-3/4 REP

WATCH SECTION

MDSS II REP

SECURITY

CE REP

GCE REP

ACE REP

LCE REP

NSE REP

NMCB REP

MPF 13

Notional T/O = 31 Line #s

25

UAA

AAOG
UAA

UAA

UAA

AAOG

UAA 13 MPF

UAA
26

C2 Organizations for Arrival and Assembly
MAGTF AAOG MOLT

CE AAOE

GCE AAOE

ACE AAOE

LCE AAOE

NSE AAOE

NMCB AAOE

ACO
MPF 13

LFSP
27

MAGTF Offload Liaison Team (MOLT)
A task organization assigned to both the OPP and the Debark team (OCU)
– Communicate MAGTF Commanders warfighting and offload priorities – Provide technical supervision and direction on USMC OPP and on all debarkation matters – Acts as the AAOG aboard the MPS flagship
MPF 13 28

War Fighting / Offload Priorities
• Fixed Wing Attack (F/W Atk) • Heavy Armor (Tanks) • Armed Reconnaissance (LAV) • Countermobility (C/M)
MPF 13 29

War Fighting/ Offload Priorities
F/W Atk Refueler AGSE Bombs Fuzes 25MM Runway Sweekper Comms TAFDS Heavy Armor Refueler M1A1 120MM Smoke M2 HMG MTVR Comms M88 MK 48/18 Armed Recon Refueler LAV 25MM Comms MTVR C/M______ Refueler Dozer Mines Comms Dump MTVR

MPF 13

30

MOLT
TASKS • Maintain up-to-date ship load plans • Conduct AIS database training • Provide OPP OIC with ship data • Coordinate berthing and work space requirements on board MPS before OPP embarks • Accountability and transfer of MPE/S to MSEs
MPF 13 31

MOLT
Organization
– Dependent on Size and Scope of offload – Augment the Debark Team Headquarters – Typically the MEF MPF Cell

G-4 Rep in AAOG

0402 Major 0430 Capt 0491 SNCO 0431 NCO
MPF 13

MOLT
32

UAA

AAOG
UAA

UAA

UAA

AAOG

MOLT

UAAMPF 13

UAA
33

C2 Organizations for Arrival and Assembly
MAGTF AAOG MOLT

CE AAOE

GCE AAOE

ACE AAOE

LCE AAOE

NSE AAOE

NMCB AAOE

ACO
MPF 13

LFSP
34

Arrival and Assembly Operations Elements (AAOE)
• Each element within the MAGTF and NSE establishes an AAOE

AAOG CE GCE ACE LCE NSE NM CB FH AAOE AAOE AAOE AAOE AAOE AAOE AAOE
• Notional T/O found Appendix O, MCWP 3-32

AAOE
TASKS • Provide C2 activities within its Unit Assembly Area (UAA) until arrival of the element commander • Receive, depreserve and issue MPE/S to designated units • Provide liaison to the AAOG • Provide initial security in UAA • Oversee MSE force stand-up and preparation

AAOE Organization
• Notional AAOE T/O in MCWP 3-32, Appx O • Organized for 24 hour operations • Should include personnel to support the following functions
– C2 – Communications – Local security – Receipt and issue of supplies and equipment – Depreservation, inspection and maintenance

AAOE

NSE UAA

AAOG

AAOE

CE UAA

LCE UAA

AAOE

NMCB UAA
AAOE

AAOE

GCE UAA

AAOE

MOLT

FLT Hosp MPF UAA 13

AAOE

ACE UAA
38

Questions

C2 Organizations for Arrival and Assembly
MAGTF AAOG

CE AAOE

GCE AAOE

ACE AAOE

LCE AAOE

NSE AAOE

NMCB AAOE ACO
MPF 13

LFSP
40

Landing Force Support Party (LFSP)
• Task organized unit composed of
– Elements from LCE – Augmented by other elements of the MAGTF – Sufficient personnel for around the clock operations – The LFPS falls under OPCON to the AAOG OIC.

Landing Force Support Party (LFSP)
• Organize efficient MPE/S throughput on the BEACH, PORT, AIRFIELD:
– LFSP Headquarters – Beach Operations Group (BOG) – Port Operations Group (POG) – Arrival Airfield Control Group (AACG) – Movement Control Center (MCC)

Landing Force Support Party (LFSP) Organization
AAOG

LFSP HQTRS

BOG

POG
MPF 13

AACG

MCC
43

Landing Force Support Party (LFSP)
TASKS • Controls throughput of MPE/S and personnel throughout the AAA • Account for items in the “Frustrated Lot” • May be required to organize and direct the CSSA until the arrival of the entire MAGTF LCE • Provide initial CSS to MAGTF

AAOE BOG NSE UAA

AAOG
LFSP
MCC

AAOE

CE UAA

LCE UAA
AAOE

AAOE

NMCB UAA
AAOE

GCE UAA

POG
AAOE

AAOE

MOLT

FLT Hosp MPF UAA 13

ACE UAA AACG
45

Movement Control Center (MCC)
Organization • Operates under the cognizance of the LFSP • Activates on the beginning of AA Phase • Organized to include C2, operations, maintenance, and security • Dissolves: When adequate personnel, equipment and supplies have been throughput to the UAAs

Movement Control Center (MCC) Tasks
• Controls: Over the ground movement of personnel, equipment and supplies from the beach, port and/or airfield to the various AAOEs through the AAA • Establish: Communications links between the LFSP and AAOE

Throughput Drv

OUT TO UAAs

MCC Basic Layout
C E A C E G C E N S E

L C E

MCC

IN FROM BOG, POG, & AACG
Surge Drv

POG
MPF 13

48

AAOE BOG NSE UAA

AAOG
LFSP
MCC
NMCB

AAOE

CE UAA

LCE UAA
AAOE

AAOE

NMCB UAA
AAOE

GCE ACE CE NSE

GCE UAA

POG

FLT Hosp
AAOE

AAOE

MOLT

FLT Hosp MPF UAA 13

ACE UAA AACG
49

AAOE BOG NSE UAA

AAOG
LFSP
MCC
NMCB

AAOE

CE UAA

LCE UAA
AAOE

AAOE

NMCB UAA
AAOE

GCE ACE CE
SURGE DRIVERS

THROUGHPUT DRIVERS

GCE UAA

NSE
FLT Hosp
AAOE AAOE

POG

MOLT

FLT Hosp MPF UAA 13

ACE UAA AACG
50

Questions?

MPF 13

51

C2 Organizations for Arrival and Assembly NSE
MAGTF AAOG MOLT

CE AAOE

GCE AAOE

ACE AAOE

LCE AAOE

NSE AAOE

NMCB AAOE

ACO
MPF 13

LFSP
52

Airfield Coordination Officer (ACO)
• Under the cognizance of the ACE • Single point of contact for the portion of Host Nation support and other service liaison peculiar to aviation operations at the airfield • A member of the SLRP • Coordinates non-AMC organic support requirements identified by the Contingency Response Element (CRE)

Airfield Coordination Officer (ACO)
MAGTF COMDR

CRE

SLRP

ACE

LCE

ACO

LFSP
AACG
MPF 13 54

C2 Organizations for Arrival and Assembly NSE
MAGTF AAOG MOLT

CE AAOE

GCE AAOE

ACE AAOE

LCE AAOE

NSE AAOE

NMCB AAOE

ACO
MPF 13

LFSP
55

NSE Arrival and Assembly Organizations
• NSE has the responsibility to accomplish the offload (instream or pierside) of MPE/S
NSE OCU

DEBARK TEAMS

LIGHTERAGE

BEACH PARTY GROUP

Offload Control Unit (OCU)
• Executes the offload • Under direction of the Offload Control Officer (OCO) (located on the flagship) • Coordinates with MAGTF for offload matters • NSE provides beach party elements to the LFSP

Instream Offload
• OCO coordinates and directs the activities of the Ship’s Debarkation Officer who coordinates the effort of:
– Naval Cargo Handling Det – Ship’s Platoon – Lighterage Control Team

• Coordinates with BOG and AAOG directly to forecast and coordinate lighterage loads

Instream Offload
• Lighterage
– Consists of Causeway Ferries and LCM-8s – Boat crews report to the OCO for ship and beaching assignments

• Beach Party
– OPCON to LFSP commander – Coordinates closely with the OCO to advise on the the beach situation and on available areas for causeway and boat landings

Pierside Offload
• Ship’s Debarkation Officer (reports to OCO)
– Responsible for coordination of the shipboard and pierside efforts to most efficiently offload each ship – Navy Cargo Handling Det – Will control the liftoff portion of the discharge – USMC Debark Team– Will control the roll-off portion of the discharge – POG – Coordinates pier operations

Pierside Offload
• Lighterage
– Will be offloaded and placed either ashore or in the water as directed by OCO – Once offloaded, and until backloaded, the lighterage is the responsibility of the OCO

Relationships
• Many of the arrival and assembly organizations are temporary • Serving as forward echelon of MPF commands • Fulfilling a specific need and then dissolve/redeploy

Summary
• Arrival and Assembly Organizations
– Tasks – Responsibilities – Composition – Organization

• Command Relationships

Questions

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