MTMC supports Marine LOTS operation in Qatar.
For the Military Traffic Management Command A major command of the US Army, and the US Transportation Command's component command responsible for designated continental United States land transportation as well as common-user water terminal and traffic management service to deploy, employ, sustain, and redeploy US forces on a , our involvement in Qatar's first Logistics Over-the-Shore operation began with a phone call.
The call went out to Capt. John Kotzman, the Commander of the Qatar Detachment, on March 4.
The defense attache ATTACHE. Connected with, attached to. This word is used to signify those persons who are attached to a foreign legation. An attache is a public minister within the meaning of the Act of April 30, 1790, s. 37, 1 Story's L. U. S. for the U.S. Embassy, Qatar, requested assistance from the 831st Transportation Battalion, Bahrain, Southwest Asia Southwest Asia or Southwestern Asia (largely overlapping with the Middle East) is the southwestern portion of Asia. The term Western Asia is sometimes used in writings about the archeology and the late prehistory of the region, and in the United States subregion , in Operation Eastern Maverick.
Now in its third year, the operation is a rigorous exercise involving a U.S. Marine task force and the Qatar military. In all, three Navy ships would be involved--the U.S.S. Pearl Harbor, the U.S.S. Bonhomme Richard and the U.S.S. Ogden.
With the .operation beginning in two days, we got right to work.
One of our key missions was planning and facilitating the redeployment re·de·ploy
tr.v. re·de·ployed, re·de·ploy·ing, re·de·ploys
1. To move (military forces) from one combat zone to another.
2. through the port of Mesaieed. This included the prior movement of some 200 vehicles to Camp As Sayliyah for steam cleaning.
When Kotzman got a plan together, the Marines were so impressed by its detail and completeness, that they incorporated him into the development of the beach-head concept of operations A verbal or graphic statement, in broad outline, of a commander's assumptions or intent in regard to an operation or series of operations. The concept of operations frequently is embodied in campaign plans and operation plans; in the latter case, particularly when the plans cover a series for logistics and timeline.
Kotzman's excellent networking contacts with local military and civilian officials was invaluable.
The operation began March 6, when the Marines and their equipment arrived at the port of Mesaieed, via Navy landing craft utility Landing Craft Utility (LCU) are used by amphibious forces to transport equipment and troops to the shore. They are capable of transporting tracked or wheeled vehicles and troops from amphibious assault ships to beachheads or piers. vessels and amphibious assault vehicles, shuttled from the Ogden.
This Logistics Over-the-Shore operation was the first of its kind in Qatar. Over the next 14 days, the Marines performed joint training with the Qatar military in the Northern Training area.
We began assisting the redeployment of forces March 19. The Marines brought their equipment in convoys to the port for washdown Washdown (also wash down) is the process of high-pressure cleaning with water and/or chemicals in industries such as food and beverage and pharmaceuticals. A washdown is usually a manual operation and is designed to kill bacteria and other micro-organisms. and overnight ' marshalling. We began a Logistics Over-the-Shore operation the first thing next morning.
In a separate operation, called Eastern Washdown, beginning March 26, the three ships anchored in stream and discharged more than 200 vehicles via Landing Craft Air Cushion to a beach head six kilometers south of Mesaieed.
The vehicles went to Camp As Aayliyah for steam cleaning and were then returned to ship.
The operation ended April 4, when the last of the vehicles was returned to its ship and the Marines steamed away.