Logistics and Sealift Force Requirements, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces of the Committee on Armed Services, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, March 22, 2016 [open pdf - 933KB]
This testimony compilation is from the March 22, 2016 hearing on "Logistics and Sealift Force Requirements" before a Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee. From the statement of Scott DiLisio, "The Navy's mission is expeditionary and has long required the capability to conduct worldwide and sustained operations at sea. The Navy has been, and will always be, called upon to operate forward in areas where access to shore bases may be limited. Therefore, the ability to rearm, refuel and re-provision our ships at sea, independent of any restrictions placed on it by a foreign country, is critical to the Navy's ability to project warfighting power from the sea. As the lifeline of resupply to Navy operating forces underway, the ships of the Navy's Combat Logistics Force (CLF) enable Carrier Strike Groups and Amphibious Ready Groups to operate forward and remain on station during peacetime and war. The global peacetime CLF force structure supports continuous Navy presence worldwide and Fleet required sustainment training and deployment workup cycles." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Scott DiLisio, Paul Jaenichen Sr., and Stephen Lyons.
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