Accession Number : ADA189213

Title :   Army Study Highlights. Volume 8.

Corporate Author : ARMY CHIEF OF STAFF WASHINGTON DC STUDY PROGRAM MANAGEMENT OFFICE

PDF Url : ADA189213

Report Date : Oct 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The Principal Findings: (1) The divisional engineer battalion, working alone, can successfully support the Light Infantry Division (LID) during the initial phase of a short-duration, low-intensity conflict. However, the LID needs immediate Echelon-Above-Division (EAD) augmentation to support extended low-intensity situations and all mid- to high-intensity conflicts. Specific recommendations for theater augmentation units are detailed in the study. (2) The mix of engineer equipment in the current divisional battalion needs to be changed to better align capabilities with the most vital combat requirements. Equipment mix and density recommendations were made that do not increase the C-141 deployment profiles of the LID engineer battalion. (3) The LID will greatly benefit from the fielding of advanced land mining systems. New scatterable and improved conventional mine systems will both increase the range of mobility and countermobility tasks the division can undertake, and substantially reduce the Class IV and V transportation requirements.

Descriptors :   *DIVISION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, *INFANTRY, ARMY, AUGMENTATION, BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, COMBAT AREAS, CONFLICT, ENGINEERS, LOW INTENSITY, MILITARY ENGINEERS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MINELAYING, MINES(ORDNANCE), MOBILITY, REQUIREMENTS, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, TRANSPORTATION, MILITARY ENGINEERING, LAND MINES

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE