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Unformatted text preview: packs and rigs the supplies into man-portable loads and
color-codes them before infiltration. The mission operations cell color-codes the supplies IAW the type of
supplies in the load so personnel need not open them for identification.
3-65. As the guerrilla force expands and logistic requirements increase, internal popular support will lose
its ability to provide subsistence for the resistance without creating hardships for or lowering the living 30 November 2010 TC 18-01 3-11 Chapter 3 standards of the civilians. At this point, the force must obtain logistics support from an external source.
This dependence on the external source requires a routine supply system. As the JSOA grows, the need for
external supply normally outgrows the on-call method of requesting supplies. ORGANIZATION OF SUPPLY
3-66. The area command, with advice from U.S. advisors, plans, develops, operates, and controls the
guerrilla force logistics system. Each element of the area command has a specific role in the logistics
system, and the force develops each system to meet the specific needs and peculiarities of the JSOA.
Elements may centralize or decentralize supply organization systems. During the organization and buildup
phase, the command may centralize logistic operations, moving all supplies into one collection area. The
SFODA procures logistics items from throughout the JSOA, processes them through a centralized or
decentralized collection point, and distributes them to all units of the guerrilla force.
3-67. As the JSOA matures, subordinate units take over a sector in which they are responsible for
establishing a separate and decentralized supply procurement system. They distribute all supplies
throughout the JSOA to several distribution centers. This decentralization improves security because
compromise or destruction of the procurement system in one sector will not destroy the entire apparatus.
Another advantage of this system is that it permits an equitable distribution of the logistics burden on the
civilian population. Elements keep movem...
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