October 1997

Chapter 14: Movement and Transportation

Movement Advisory Groups and Conferences

Movement and Transportation Advisory Group (MAG)
- AC/305 (MAG)

1425. The MAG is designed to foster cooperative civil/military and NATO/national approaches to movement and transportation issues. It is to be, where necessary, a focal point for the coordination of NATO and national military and civil movement and transportation interests, and it is to identify co-operative approaches to the Senior NATO Logisticians' Conference (SNLC) and the Senior Civil Emergency Planning Conference (SCEPC) with recommendations for action or referral to other relevant executive bodies.

1426. The MAG is an advisory body of the SNLC on which any NATO nation may be represented by its military and/or civil movements and transportation policy experts. Full representation of the IS Logistics and CEP Staffs, IMS, the MNCs, the civil transport PB&Cs and where appropriate, NAMSA, is essential for its successful operation. The Deputy Assistant Director, Logistics, Armaments and Resources (LA&R) Division of the IMS chairs the MAG and the SNLC Secretariat provides secretarial and administrative support.

1427. The main tasks of the MAG are to: carry forward the principles and policies set out in MC 336/1, The Movement and Transportation Concept for NATO; provide joint military/civil and NATO/national advice on the development of the mechanisms and procedures for the acquisition of assets from the civil market; and monitor the development of the Allied Deployment and Movement System (ADAMS).

SHAPE Movement Conference

1428. The SHAPE Movement Conference is held every two years. With an attendance in excess of 100 participants from the NATO movements community, the Conference is a major event on NATO's calendar. The Chief, Mobility Section at SHAPE chairs the Conference and the agenda is agreed by SHAPE and the Host Nation, in consultation with the national and NATO participants. A recent Conference theme was the lessons learned from the Implementation Force (IFOR) deployment to Bosnia from which came the formal Joint Analysis Team Lessons Learned documentation of IFOR movement issues.


MC 75/1
Policy for the Control of Air Transport and Troop Centre Resources Made Available to the Major NATO Commanders
MC 84/4
Procedures for the Submission of Military Requirements for Ocean Shipping in Times of War
MC 319/1
NATO Principles and Policies for Logistics
MC 336/1
The Movement and Transportation Concept for NATO
AD 85-5
ACE Mobility Management Directive
Procedures for Requesting Logistics Assistance
Surface Transport Request and Reply to Surface Transport Request
Forecast Movement Requirements by Rail, Road and Inland Waterways
Movement and Transport Documents used for Movements by Ship
Allied Naval Control of Shipping
Guide to the Restoration of Facilities on Lines of Communications, Ports and other Critical Installations after Hostile Attack

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