Accession Number : ADA181009

Title :   The Army-of-Excellence Divisional Cavalry Squadron,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Quinlan,Kenneth J , Jr

PDF Url : ADA181009

Report Date : 05 Jan 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : This monograph analyzes the current design of the division cavalry squadron. The purpose is to determine if the air cavalry organization for the Army-of-Excellence (AOE) cavalry squadron is structured in the most effective manner for the execution of the squadron's doctrinal missions. This monograph begins with a description of the basic precepts of AirLand Battle doctrine. Then the role of the cavalry squadron and specifically its air cavalry organization are examined. Both the H-series division armored cavalry squadron and the J-series AOE cavalry squadron are described, with emphasis on their air cavalry organizations. Based on earlier established criteria the AOE cavalry squadron air organization is analyzed for effectiveness. The H-series cavalry squadron serves as a basis of comparison for most of the analysis. The monograph concludes that the overall reconnaissance capability of the AOE air troop has improved, but problems with command and control and a need for independent operation capability points to design flaws in the AOE division cavalry squadron. Finally, recommendations are offered to resolve the identified problem areas.

Descriptors :   *CAVALRY, *SQUADRONS, *MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, *DIVISION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, AIRBORNE, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, RECONNAISSANCE, ARMY AVIATION, MILITARY DOCTRINE, MISSIONS

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE