Accession Number : ADA182762

Title :   Are the United States Heavy Corps Trained, Equipped and Organized Adequately to Fight and Win in a High Intensity Environment.

Descriptive Note : Student essay,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : McGowan,William J

PDF Url : ADA182762

Report Date : 21 Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : An interesting question has developed with the introduction of Airland Battle and the emphasis placed on the capabilities of the heavy corps. Are the United States heavy corps adequately trained, equipped and organized to fight and win in a high intensity environment? Exploration of essential requirements for the heavy corps to fight and win in a high intensity, environment were examined. It included the following: Command and Control, the Army's latest doctrine, traiining, combat service support (offense and defense), high - tech equipment, effective maintenance and leadership. Further, an interview was conducted with a heavy corps commander. It was noted that the weakest element in the corps' ability to win in high intensity environments is the inability of the support command to conduct its primary missions of arming, refueling, manning and maintaining the corps during offensive operations. The two primary reasons are lack of modernization in the combat service support area and the high percentage of required personnel who must come from the Army National Guard and Reserves. The United States Army heavy corps will not win in a high intensity environment if the tall is not structured, equipped and trained to support the teeth for offensive operations. Keywords: Logistics support; Logistics management; Theses.

Descriptors :   *CORPS LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, *ARMY OPERATIONS, *ARMY TRAINING, ARMING DEVICES, ATTACK, COMBAT AREAS, COMBAT SUPPORT, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, HIGH RATE, INTENSITY, LEADERSHIP, LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, MILITARY COMMANDERS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, NATIONAL GUARD, REFUELING, THESES, TRAINING, MILITARY DOCTRINE, MISSIONS, MILITARY RESERVES, ARMY EQUIPMENT, BATTLES, BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations

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