Accession Number : ADA263921

Title :   The 141st Signal Battalion Experience in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm: Combat Was Different from Training and Doctrine.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Fowler, Donald E., II

Report Date : 17 MAR 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : The 141st Signal Battalion, 1st Armored Division, VII Corps, participated in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, deploying from their forward location in Ansbach, Germany. The deployment created many unique challenges, which had never been considered in training. In addition, operations in the Southwest Asia theater were very different from those practiced in Europe. This monograph examines some of the most significant challenges that confronted the 141st, and focuses on issues where we fought differently than we trained or differently than doctrine stipulated. It will cover pre-deployment, deployment (including combat), and re-deployment phases, and will address topic areas of personnel, training, operations, logistics, and morale. It is not intended to be a comprehensive 'lessons learned' document, rather a discussion of those issues the battalion commander considers the most important. Through these examinations, perhaps future doctrine, training, and planning factors can be more realistically developed.

Descriptors :   *BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, *ARMY TRAINING, *MILITARY DOCTRINE, ASIA, DEPLOYMENT, DIVISION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, DOCUMENTS, EUROPE, GERMANY, LOGISTICS, MORALE, PHASE, PLANNING, SIGNALS, SOUTHWEST ASIA, TRAINING, WARFARE, ARMY OPERATIONS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE