force module


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force module

A grouping of combat, combat support, and combat service support forces, with their accompanying supplies and the required nonunit resupply and personnel necessary to sustain forces for a minimum of 30 days. The elements of force modules are linked together or are uniquely identified so that they may be extracted from or adjusted as an entity in the Joint Operation Planning and Execution System databases to enhance flexibility and usefulness of the operation plan during a crisis. Also called FM. See also force module package.
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Develop a comprehensive airfield database and rules to determine beddown feasibility (need to show a quantifiable impact from force module application).
The ACS planners must determine and identify the units which will deploy force module UTCs.
If we can link the UIC in JOPES to the DODAAC in GTN, we may be able to create a query that will allow users to enter an operation plan or force module identification number and one or more UICs.
For instance, one force module may comprise all the ULNs of a specific brigade.
A PID directly corresponds to an OPLAN or CONPLAN and contains all of the unit line numbers and force modules (described below) associated with that plan's movement of forces.
Force modules are sets of UTCs for supporting operations at a nominal location.
The task of creating these force modules and testing their deployment at the Eagle Flag exercise has caused UTC contents and sizes to be adjusted for modularity.
Force modules can be viewed as a special case of the ad hoc approach to planning.
The Air Force is applying a force module concept as the construct or tool to provide the proper organization and flexibility for tailoring and deploying capability to open airbases.
The force module concept in and of itself is nothing new.
While many factors contribute to establishing and operating bases quickly, two are important to consider here: Force Modules and Basic Expeditionary Airfield Resources (BEAR).