Accession Number : ADA288707

Title :   Putting the 'J' in J-SEAD,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MIL ITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Gebhard, Bruce J.

PDF Url : ADA288707

Report Date : 17 DEC 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : This monograph examines the ability of each service to support the joint suppression of enemy air defenses (J-SEAD). J-SEAD involves using all available forces, such as aircraft, artillery and electronic warfare, to effectively suppress enemy surface-to-air missiles and anti-aircraft artillery. This requires a coherent plan and integration of responsibilities to ensure timely response and efficient application of assets. As such, each service must have a firm doctrinal base for the integration of forces. This monograph analyses the joint doctrine, as well as the doctrines of all four services, for their ability to effectively perform the J-SEAD mission. The monograph looks first at the history of J-SEAD from World War II through Desert Storm. Next, it examines the joint doctrine, noting service requirements and discussing several deficiencies. Then, the doctrines of each service are examined by focusing on the organization, planning, and execution of J-SEAD. Deficiencies in the service doctrines are also highlighted and needed changes are discussed. Two historical vignettes are provided; both cases display the potential of effective J-SFAD. The monograph concludes that the present organization for J-SEAD is effective, but several changes are needed to make it more efficient. Particular changes include the placement of electronic warfare jamming resources under the direct control of the fire support coordinator, a dedicated J-SEAD coordinator in the fire support element, and a greater emphasis in all doctrines on the ability of each service to contribute to J-SEAD.

Descriptors :   *AIR DEFENSE, *MILITARY DOCTRINE, MILITARY OPERATIONS, REQUIREMENTS, ELECTRONICS, ELECTRONIC WARFARE, WARFARE, GLOBAL, IRAQ, KUWAIT, ORGANIZATIONS, AIRCRAFT, COHERENCE, EFFICIENCY, RESPONSE, ANTIAIRCRAFT WEAPONS, DOCUMENTS, JAMMING, RESOURCES, FOCUSING, SURFACE TO AIR MISSILES, ENEMY, TIMELINESS, FIRE SUPPORT, ARTILLERY, SUPPRESSION.

Subject Categories : Defense Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE