common-user transportation

common-user transportation

Transportation and transportation services provided on a common basis for two or more Department of Defense (DOD) agencies and, as authorized, non-DOD agencies. Common-user assets are under the combatant command (command authority) of Commander, United States Transportation Command, excluding Service-organic or theater-assigned transportation assets. See also common use.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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The MCB is a theater asset normally aligned to a theater sustainment command (TSC) or expeditionary sustainment command (ESC) responsible for regulating Army movement on main supply routes and alternate supply routes using common-user transportation assets.
McNabb, has released a new strategic plan that provides guidance for successfully executing TRANSCOM's missions as the Department of Defense's (DOD's) Distribution Process Owner (DPO) and provider of common-user transportation. The plan is designed to ensure that TRANSCOM can meet its vision of synchronizing and delivering unrivaled full-spectrum deployment and distribution solutions to warfighting commanders.
LOGCOM's mission would be to "...provide worldwide common-user transportation and logistics support and services to military forces and selected federal agencies." The National Defense Panel's final report in December 1997 also made a specific recommendation under "Transforming the Unified Command Plan" to, "...create a logistics command to provide global logistics, transportation and asset visibility operations." Then-Secretary of Defense Cohen called the panel's observations "timely and insightful." In fact, the recommendation to create a unified combatant commander for logistics has been echoed repeatedly since 1997 by a host of senior leaders.