Accession Number : ADA292507

Title :   Operations Other Than War.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : TRADOC ANALYSIS CENTER FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Mayer, Hugo E. ; George, Edward ; Rickert, Bruce ; Noble, John ; Coy, Robert

PDF Url : ADA292507

Report Date : FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : This report provides information about operations other than war (OOTW), and provides a task analysis of OOTW activities. The study deals with 4 of the 13 OOTW activities identified in FM 100-5. They are: humanitarian assistance and disaster relief; counterdrug operations; peacekeeping; and peace enforcement. It also identifies about 400 tasks and subtasks for soldiers in OOTW. Among the study's conclusions are the following: Training to standard on their unit's mission essential task list is sufficient to prepare soldiers for duty in OOTW. All leaders need skill in negotiating and that requirement increases with increasing rank. With respect to command and control functions, there are no essential differences between OOTW and other types of operations. Negotiators and officers with expertise in psychological operations, foreign areas, and civil affairs are as important as combat power. Well-defined goals, rules of engagement, discipline, and patience are the characteristics of successful OOTW. (RWJ)

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), *ARMY TRAINING, *ARMY OPERATIONS, *UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE, WARFARE, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, LEADERSHIP, PEACETIME, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), ARMY PERSONNEL, MISSION PROFILES, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, CIVIL AFFAIRS, PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS, FOREIGN AID.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Unconventional Warfare
      Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Sociology and Law
      Psychology
      Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE