Accession Number : ADA182856

Title :   Chapter 16A: An Obscure Battle.

Descriptive Note : Student essay,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : LaGrange,Gary L.

Report Date : 26 FEB 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 166

Abstract : A short story written in a Red Storm Rising style, introduces an analysis of shortcomings in Combat Service Support (CSS) unit defensibility. In addition to serveral other significant deficiencies, the analysis introduces the principal element of the project which is a guide for CSS unit leaders. The purpose of the guide, which should be reduced to pocket-size, is to assist leaders in training for and then correctly establishing an effective small unit defense. Too often, the peacetime effort within CSS units is given over totally to customer unit support causing individual and unit defense training/evaluation to suffer. A contribution to the marginal time available could be made by placing a How-To-Fight/Defend guide into hands of the CSS trainer or evaluator. No such guide appears to be available today. In view of current rear battle doctrine, recognition that severe shortcommings do exist and correction of those deficiencies, including the publication of the guide, would greatly enhance the survivability of our CSS unit. The appendix entitled Combat Service Support Tactical Guide for Leaders, was designed to enhance the survivability of our soldiers in combat. Keywords: Troop leading procedures and orders weapons; Combat techniques.

Descriptors :   *BATTLES, *COMBAT SUPPORT, *TACTICAL WARFARE, ARMY PERSONNEL, COMBAT AREAS, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, LEADERSHIP, MILITARY DOCTRINE, MINIATURIZATION, PEACETIME, REAR AREAS, REDUCTION, STORMS, SUPERVISORS, SURVIVABILITY, TEST AND EVALUATION, WARFARE, WEAPONS, ARMY TRAINING

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE