This manual, Marine Corps Tactical Publication MCTP 13-10B Combat Cargo Operations June 2017, addresses the tactics, techniques, and procedures for combat cargo personnel, amphibious embarkation planning and execution, ship-to-shore movement, landing force operational reserve material (LFORM), ammunition, well deck and flight deck operations, and maintenance of landing force spaces aboard amphibious warfare ships.
Marine combat cargo officers and combat cargo assistants are assigned with the Navy at Naval Surface Forces, Atlantic and Naval Surface Forces, Pacific staffs, expeditionary strike groups, amphibious squadron staffs, and aboard LFORM-carrying and LFORM-capable amphibious warfare ships. These Marines are the bridge between the landing force and the Navy in preparing for and conducting amphibious operations.
This publication is intended for staff sergeants through lieutenant colonels having military occupational specialty 04XX and assigned combat cargo duties with the Navy. It also provides a broad overview for commanders and their staffs to familiarize them with the duties and responsibilities of combat cargo personnel and the planning and execution of combat cargo operations.
This publication, supersedes Marine Corps Tactical Publication 13-10B, Combat Cargo Operations Handbook, dated 27 September 2010.
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