Accession Number : ADA195021

Title :   Logistics Support for the United States Cavalry Past, Present and Future.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Kelly, Ronald F

PDF Url : ADA195021

Report Date : 30 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : The United States Cavalry, both past and present, has always conjured up images of romance and glory. Often forgotten are the unsung, but essential partners of the cavalryman, the logistician. Looking at historical examples from each major conflict since 1833, this article discusses the role played by the logistician and the logistical principles developed and followed. The armored cavalry regiment of today contains an organic support squadron that has provided new capabilities for self-support. Specific logistical techniques for offensive and defensive operations are explained in detail. Although a vast improvement, the support squadron has some shortcomings which are discussed with recommended fixes for future organizations. Throughout the article certain logistical principles appear. It becomes evident that these principles are valid in the past, the present and for the future.

Descriptors :   *CAVALRY, *LOGISTICS SUPPORT, ATTACK, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, REGIMENT LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, HISTORY

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE