Accession Number : ADA114684

Title :   A Soviet Battalion Commander Organizes for Battle 1981.

Corporate Author : ARMY RUSSIAN INST APO NEW YORK 09053

Personal Author(s) : O'Beirne,James H

PDF Url : ADA114684

Report Date : Jan 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : In this paper, the author constructs a composite picture of the actions of a Soviet motorized rifle battalion commander as he organizes his unit for entry into a combat operation. The overall description is gleaned from eight separate sources, each of which addresses some of the commander's activities, but none of which treat the subject in its entirety. The paper begins with the battalion commander's reception of the attack mission and studies all significant actions which he undertakes to prepare his unit to accomplish the mission. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Military planning, *Leadership, *Military commanders, *Warfare, Defense planning, Management, Battalion level organizations, Military forces(Foreign), USSR, Decision making, Military strategy, Manpower utilization, Missions, Combat support, Combat readiness

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE