APPENDIX 1 TO ANNEX A TO COMJTF9518 OPLAN (ROLLING THUNDER) 9518-WW (FOUO)
TIME PHASED FORCE AND DEPLOYMENT LIST (TPFDL) (FOUO)
1. The TPFDL is published separately and distributed on a need to know basis. It does not constitute a commitment or allocation of forces or associated resupply but is provided as a planning document. Commitment of us forces and supplies can only result from a decision by the NCA. New TPFDL data will be provided upon activation of JTF 9518, actual allocation of forces and initiation of crisis action planning, or initiation of contingencies/hostilities and after approval of an actual date for C-day by the NCA.
2. The table displays significant TPFDL forces destined for the JOA or the Yellow Sea and Sea of Japan. The units and timeframes depicted are notional and reflect “best guess” planning based upon currently apportioned forces and likely courses of action.
1/ LAD (Latest Arrival Date) in TPFDD 9518X specified by CINCKOREA as the latest date when a unit can arrive at the port of debarkation (POD) and support the concept of operations.
2/ MEU (SOC) (Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable)) is a Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) consisting of a command element, reinforced Marine battalion, Air Combat Element, and a Combat Service Support Group embarked on an Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Generally an ARG consists of three to five ships capable of lifting an entire Marine Expeditionary Unit.