Maritime Pre-positioning Ships Definition -

maritime pre-positioning ships

Term Source: JP 3-02.1 (Amphibious Embarkation and Debarkation) ?

1.) Civilian-crewed, Military Sealift Command-chartered ships that are organized into three squadrons and are usually forward-deployed. These ships are loaded with pre-positioned equipment and 30 days of supplies to support three Marine expeditionary brigades.

In the United States, military vocabulary is standardized by the Department of Defence. These terms are used by the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.

Term Classification: operations


Department of Defence, Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

Term sourced from JP 3-02.1: Amphibious Embarkation and Debarkation, updated November 2014

This term is marked as active and was last updated in 2015

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