Accession Number : ADA293642

Title :   Mobile Strike Force - Designing the Force XXI Division.

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

Personal Author(s) : Bess, Jeffery S.

PDF Url : ADA293642

Report Date : 19 DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : This monograph examines the Mobile Strike Force methodology used to design the Force XXI division. This methodology seeks to integrate current and future technologies into the organization to increase versatility and lethality while reducing the size of the force. This, in turn, will allow the rapid deployment of the Force XXI division in support full dimensional operations. The monograph first examines the previous force design initiatives of Division 86 and the Army of Excellence. The examination allows for the development of lessons learned in the areas of doctrine, technology, and resources. Next, the monograph studies the Mobile Strike Force and the integration into the Battle Labs. The Battle Labs design a division structure with current and future technology and then test the organization in simulation based on the concept of future operations in TRADOC Pam 525-5. The study concludes with an evaluation of how the Mobile Strike Force has applied the previous lessons learned. The Mobile Strike Force methodology has done an exceptional job integrating future concepts and technology as well as addressing future resource constraints. Further analysis provides advantages and disadvantages of the Mobile Strike Force methodology. A goal of the Army should be to maximize the advantages and counteract the disadvantages. If this is done, there will be very little doubt that the Force XXI division will be a premier land combat force.

Descriptors :   *LAND WARFARE, *ARMY OPERATIONS, *STRIKE WARFARE, SIMULATION, LESSONS LEARNED, SIZES(DIMENSIONS), MILITARY DOCTRINE, DOCUMENTS, LETHALITY, RAPID DEPLOYMENT.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE