Accession Number : ADA294703

Title :   3D Battalion (Patriot), 43D Air Defense Artillery Rear Detachment / Family Support Operations. 'Those Who Stayed Home'.

Descriptive Note : Personal experience monograph,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Leek, Martin W.

PDF Url : ADA294703

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : My purpose in writing this monograph is twofold. First, to chronicle the decision making process used to plan, develop, and execute the 3-43 ADA Rear Detachment and Family Support System used during the Battalion's second deployment to Saudi Arabia. My second, and probably more important, purpose is to examine some of the lessons learned from what turned out to be a very arduous process. I will attempt to describe the important events by following a general chronological roadmap. Tangentially to this roadmap, I will provide some specific insights on our thoughts and decision making rationale. Next, (in italics), I will provide a review of lessons learned during and after the operation. Finally, since I am a firm believer in a picture being worth a thousand words, I will support my verbiage with a few diagrams and attach a copy of the Battalion Family Deployment Handbook to clarify operational concepts

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), *BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, *SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, DEPLOYMENT, LESSONS LEARNED, DECISION MAKING, FAMILY MEMBERS, SURFACE TO AIR MISSILES, HANDBOOKS, SAUDI ARABIA.

Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Humanities and History
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE