Accession Number : ADA184704

Title :   Fire Support Employment in the Rhine River Crossing at Remagen, Germany.

Descriptive Note : Masters thesis,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Shafer,Jeffrey L

PDF Url : ADA184704

Report Date : 05 Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : This study is an historical analysis of the procedures and doctrine used by the III Corps Artillery during the First US Army's crossing of the Rhine River at Remagen, Germany. This study examines the actions of III Corps Artillery in the employment, organization for combat, and command and control of artillery units at Remagen. The fire support procedures employed by the field artillery are compared with those prescribed by published doctrine and unit standing operating procedures. This comparison is used to evaluate the adequacy of doctrine and the need for standing operating procedures to supplement the published doctrine. The development of standing operating procedures from lessons learned during earlier combat is examined to show how the doctrine allowed flexibility and standardization that was evident throughout the army. This standardization continues to serve as a model for fire support operations in today's emerging combined arms doctrine.

Descriptors :   *ARTILLERY UNITS, *FIRE SUPPORT, *MILITARY DOCTRINE, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, EMPLOYMENT, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, THESES

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE