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.
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.
In effect, force modules provide a means of organizing ULNs (remember a ULN designates a specific force) into groups useful to commanders and staffs.
Such an effort has been recently pursued in the form of force modules. Force modules are sets of UTCs for supporting operations at a nominal location.
Force modules can be viewed as a special case of the ad hoc approach to planning.
The force module
concept in and of itself is nothing new.
This process of receiving forces in theater takes time, a luxury we will not have as the Army develops an expeditionary structure that is capable of rapidly deploying joint-capable force modules
One way to give a program universality and reliability is to force modules
to work the same way everywhere, which is what SAP has done.
This method combines the speed at which planning can be done using force modules
with the accuracy of the ad hoc approach.
While many factors contribute to establishing and operating bases quickly, two are important to consider here: Force Modules
and Basic Expeditionary Airfield Resources (BEAR).