Accession Number : ADA295801

Title :   1-41ST Field Artillery in Operation Desert Storm.

Descriptive Note : Monograph,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Floris, John P.

PDF Url : ADA295801

Report Date : 19 MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery (155, Self- Propelled)is part of the 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized) Artillery and was deployed in support of Operation DESERT SHIELD and Operation DESERT STORM from August l990 until March 1991. It is a M109A2 equipped, 3x8 battalion that is the direct support battalion of the 1st Brigade of the Division. The Battalion began deployment to Saudi Arabia as part of DESERT SHIELD on 17 August l990. The Battalion entered the ground phase of combat in DESERT STORM on 24 February l991 as part of the 24th ID(M) attack to secure the Euphrates River Valley lines of communications. The observations and lessons learned by the Battalion are based upon its seven month deployment,combat operations and redeployment to CONUS in March of 1991. The deployment provided an excellent opportunity to examine both equipment and doctrine while deployed in a desert environment and during combat operations. The lessons learned are numerous and comprehensive; however, it must be noted that the circumstances surrounding both DESERT STORM and the 24th ID(M) are indeed unique. Any lesson learned and applied must be weighed in the full context of its impact on standard Field Artillery and Combined Arms doctrines. (KAR) P. 3

Descriptors :   *KUWAIT, *LAND WARFARE, *ARTILLERY UNITS, *FIELD ARMY, MILITARY OPERATIONS, GROUND LEVEL, DEPLOYMENT, IRAQ, UNITED STATES, LESSONS LEARNED, BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, MILITARY DOCTRINE, DESERTS, ARTILLERY, SAUDI ARABIA.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Guns

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