Accession Number : ADA294711

Title :   Lessons from the Past and a Vision of the Future: Tactical Headquarters Requirements in Force XXI.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Terpeluk, William

PDF Url : ADA294711

Report Date : 18 APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : With the advent of the full exploitation of Information Age technology in a contemporary battlefield environment, the need for change in the echelons of tactical command can be anticipated. As part of Division XXI, it can envisioned that the current functions of the battalion can be absorbed by a Regimental Headquarters when the battalion as a tactical headquarters becomes redundant. In the Pentomic Infantry Division of the late 1950s, the infantry battalion headquarters were completely eliminated and companies were directly subordinate to the Battle Group. The pentomic concept did not succeed because of the limited capability of technology at the time, but would succeed in the future with the advanced C41 technology. The idea of a Brigade (or Regiment) with direct control of subordinate companies is both viable and practical as an integral part of Force XXI. "Battle Management" of a brigade-sized Area of Operations would be within the capabilities of a single individual whereas a Division Commander would be unable to effectively control his organization without a brigade level headquarters.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *MILITARY COMMANDERS, *TACTICAL DATA SYSTEMS, MANAGEMENT, BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, INFANTRY, BATTLEFIELDS, BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, DIVISION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, TACTICAL WARFARE, BATTLE GROUP LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE