Accession Number : ADA293640

Title :   Force Protection as a Battlefield Operating System.

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

Personal Author(s) : Winstead, Michael D.

PDF Url : ADA293640

Report Date : 29 JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : This monograph discusses the need for a common understanding and definition of the term force protection in U.S. Army doctrine. In recent deployments to Somalia, Haiti, and Rwanda commanders and soldiers have stated that force protection is there number one concern. Therefore the goal of this monograph is to offer a detailed list of the components of it in keeping with the format used for other battlefield operating systems (BOS), in TRADOC PAM 11-9. The monograph first examines the historical example of the United States Army's involvement in the Philippine War of 1899-1902. The characteristics of that conflict and similarities to current OOTW missions are analyzed. A list of lessons concerning protection from that era that may be useful for today is provided.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *PROTECTION, *ARMY OPERATIONS, DEPLOYMENT, UNITED STATES, ARMY PERSONNEL, BATTLEFIELDS, SOMALIA, PHILIPPINES, HAITI.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Defense Systems
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE