Accession Number : ADA180731

Title :   Rear Operations: Can We Execute the Doctrine?

Descriptive Note : Student essay,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Sowa,Alexander P.

Report Date : 23 MAR 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : This essay takes a look at US Army doctrine for the Airland Battle as it pertains to rear operations and is described in Field Manuals 100-5 and 90-14. Critical issues are raised concerning our ability to implement the doctrine in the near term. Issues raised fall in the areas of command and control, communications, command interest, RAOC's training and equipment shortfalls. Some solutions and quick fixes are offered as possibilities for concerned commanders. The essay recognizes the progress made in focusing attention on the fight in the rear with the publication of our Airland Battle doctrine, but stresses the need for improvements in several areas to properly execute rear operations.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *REAR AREAS, *ARMY OPERATIONS, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, ARMY TRAINING, LOGISTICS, INSTRUCTION MANUALS

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Command, Control and Communications Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE