Accession Number : ADA141729

Title :   Combined Arms Counterobstacle Battle Drills.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Smith,G F

PDF Url : ADA141729

Report Date : 08 May 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 292

Abstract : The purpose of this study is to present a proposal for a set of combined arms battle drills for battalion task forces and company teams which are designed to overcome typical Soviet-type obstacles. Recent experience at the National Training Center (NTC) has indicated that many battalions lack the ability to maneuver effectively when the terrain is reinforced by minefields and other obstacles. This experience documents the requirement for integrated combined arms procedures which will allow the commander to react immediately with effective and successful action. Data was collected through a search of current and proposed doctrinal literature, replies to requests for information sent to every active Army division, personal interviews with several current Infantry, Armor, and Engineer Battalion commanders, and visits to TRADOC schools and agencies. An analysis of the utility of battle drills and the nature of the enemy countermobility threat led to the proposal of task force and team level counterobstacle battle drills. These drills are presented so that they may be removed from the study and usd for training.

Descriptors :   *Land warfare, Infantry, Military tactics, Barriers, Countermeasures, Military training

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE