important for various legal considerations) and Inductee Mobilization
Schedule (cumulative) will provide delivery of the first Army inductee at
M+13 (this drives training base expansion).
(3) Mobilization planning requires assessment of existing capabilities and
availability of resources (facilities, equipment, sustaining supplies, and
manpower) to support the requirement. Full mobilization planning is focused
on a time-phased requirement and includes those actions which will use all
available resources in the most expeditious manner consistent with time
available. Shortfall can then be identified and a realistic mobilization
capability can be determined. However, the procedures developed to ensure
the timely transition from peacetime to wartime must be flexible and detailed
enough to cover all mobilization options as well as the support of multiple
(4) The "bottom-line" for mobilization planning is to deliver the right force to
the right place at the right time. The "right force" means not only the proper
type unit but also a unit that is properly trained, equipped and sustained - we
call all of this "unit readiness."
(5) Unit readiness for war is a function of time and capability to apply
resources before the unit is deployed. Ideally a unit in peacetime should be
maintained at a "go-to-war" level (MTOE - ALO 1) at all times. In the short
range, sufficient resources are not available to accomplish manning and
equipping at objective levels.
(6) The peacetime allocation of resources and command management will be
keyed to Army support of JCS approved operations plans. The assignment of
units against time-phased wartime requirements must consider assigned ALO.
Similarly, the assignment of ALO should consider time-phased wartime
requirements and be managed in a manner to optimize distribution of
available assets to support the most critical missions. Support of existing plans
will require intensive management in peacetime to ensure that the earliest
deploying units maintain the highest practical levels of readiness.
Personnel status reporting systems will be discussed in Lesson 2.
7. FORSCOM Mobilization and Deployment Planning System (FORMDEPS).
a. Purpose and Objective.
(1) FORSCOM's primary purpose is to prepare Army forces for mobilization
and commitment in support of national policy. This is done under the
direction and authority of Department of the Army (DA) and United States
Readiness Command (USREDCOM). Guidance from DA is provided in the
Army Operations and Mobilization Planning System (AMOPS) and from
USREDCOM in appropriate operational plans and directives. To consolidate
planning guidance, FORSCOM has established the FORSCOM Mobilization
and Deployment Planning System (FORMDEPS).