International Logistics - Military and Civil Defence Issues - Research

By: Dr. B.W. Simms and Major R.E. Alexander

There have been increasing demands being placed on the Department of National Defence's personnel resources, particularly upon military personnel, to deploy on international operations to support NATO, UN or other alliance obligations. With military personnel reductions, the logistics support elements of the Canadian Forces have been placed under even greater pressure to support these international operations. An option has been to consider the employment of civilian contractors for all or some of the required levels of logistics support. The aim of this project is to examine the issue of employing Civilian Contractors to provide logistics support for CF international operations. Once the issues for and against utilising civilian contractors are defined a decision model for when they may be successfully employed will be introduced and the procedures for its potential use outlined.

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