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Core Competencies

The Transportation Branch is responsible for the worldwide movement of units, personnel, equipment, and supplies in peace and war. The Transportation Branch provides the transportation capabilities that are essential for a CONUS-based power projection Army in support of the national military strategy and the physical capabilities necessary to affect agile maneuver and movement of forces and materiel at tactical, operational, and strategic levels. The Transportation Branch also provides functional area expertise to support combat developments, materiel systems development, force development, and training development.

Transportation Corps loads a cargo plane for airlift strategic deployment mission.

Strategic Deployment / Distribution

Provide and manage strategic common-user airlift, sealift, and terminal services worldwide. Integrate and synchronize strategic and theater deployment execution and inter-theater distribution operations

Transportation soldier uses command signals to a fellow transportation soldier in a military vehicle in a movement control operation mission.

Movement Control Operations

The dual process of committing allocated transportation assets and regulating movements according to command priorities to synchronize the distribution flow over lines of communications to sustain land forces.

U.S. Army Watercraft Gen. Charles P. Gross (LSV-5) &

Air / Sea Port Terminal Operations

Receiving, processing, and staging of passengers; the receipt, transit, storage and marshalling of cargo; the loading and unloading of transport conveyances; and the manifesting and forwarding of cargo and passengers to a destination. These operations are essential in supporting deployment, redeployment, and sustainment operations.

Transportation solders moving equipment for motor transport operations.

Motor Transport Operations

Movement and transfer of units, personnel, equipment and supplies by vehicle to support operations. Provides essential distribution capabilities for organizations, to sustain forces, prolong endurance, and extend operational reach. Army transportation units are the single largest provider of land surface movement within joint forces and include organic and contracted resources

Staff Sgt. Spencer Grimes, United States Army Vessels Landing Craft Utility 2020’s (Fort McHenry) first mate, 10th Support Group, helps steer the vessel during joint training off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, 10 Nov. The exercise allowed both Army and Air Force units to gain the capability of medically evacuating patients off of the LCUs from sea.

Watercraft Transport Operations

Provide transportation support required in the maritime domain, including intra-theater ocean, coastal, littoral, and river transit. Provide lift and discharge for overweight and outsized equipment in waterborne operations.

Transportation Corps railroad engine.

Rail Transport Operations

Integrate and synchronize deployment and distribution capabilities of rail networks to deliver and sustain the armed forces in support of the nation’s objectives.