Accession Number : ADA295686

Title :   The Battle Commanders Development Course (BCDC). A Step in the Right Direction.

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Robertson, Dana

PDF Url : ADA295686

Report Date : 05 JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : During the period of January 1993 to June of 1994 this author served as an instructor at the U.S. Army Tactical Commander's Development Course (TCDC), School for Command Preparation, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. At that time the Tactical Commanders Development Course was an 80 hour plus course for brigade and separate battalion command designees that focused on the staff planning process and its role in synchronizing the brigade's combat power. The course emphasized the fundamentals of both offensive and defensive operations. Students applied AirLand Battle Doctrine and exercised tactical judgment in various operations and discussed doctrine that applied to synchronizing combat power. Solutions to tactical problems and plans for each operation were developed and exercised using computer simulation followed by after action reviews. Participants in the two week course included brigade command combat arms' designees and combat support, and combat service support battalion and brigade command designees.

Descriptors :   *ARMY TRAINING, *COURSES(EDUCATION), MILITARY OPERATIONS, SIMULATION, WARFARE, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, PREPARATION, BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, MILITARY DOCTRINE, COMBAT SUPPORT, BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, ATTACK, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), POWER, MILITARY COMMANDERS, JUDGEMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), TACTICAL WARFARE, KANSAS.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE