directive authority for logistics


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directive authority for logistics

Combatant commander authority to issue directives to subordinate commanders, including peacetime measures, necessary to ensure the effective execution of approved operation plans. Essential measures include the optimized use or reallocation of available resources and prevention or elimination of redundant facilities and/or overlapping functions among the Service component commands. See also combatant command (command authority); logistics.
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The next issue for consideration is the COCOM's directive authority for logistics (DAFL).
The lack of synthesized end-to-end, real-time theater information on assets (including both at-rest and intransit items) across all components, undercuts the ability of the combatant commander (COCOM) to exercise directive authority for logistics.
When establishing a JTLC, the COCOM must empower the JTLC commander with a clearly specified level of directive authority for logistics (DAFL) necessary to fulfill the mission and roles assigned.

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