Accession Number : ADA295855

Title :   Brigades: Building Blocks for Force XXI.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Bonin, John A.

PDF Url : ADA295855

Report Date : 18 APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 136

Abstract : While the US Army has become brigade based for many aspects of training and deployment, this echelon has not received the institutional or doctrinal emphasis necessary for the future. Now that the US Army is embarking on a journey to develop a Strategic Land Force structure for the Twenty-First Century - Force XXI, it may be an opportune time to revisit this echelon. Thus this paper explores an organizational level that has recently been eliminated from the active force structure - the separate brigade and the heavy separate brigade in particular. The study first traces the operational and organizational history of separate brigades focusing on several key units such as Wilder's Lightning Brigade, the China Relief Expedition, Task Force Butler, the Red Devils Brigade in Vietnam, and the Tiger Brigade in the Persian Gulf. This paper then develops a vision of what a brigade based Force XXI structure might look like.

Descriptors :   *BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), LAND WARFARE, ORGANIZATIONS, PERSIAN GULF, TASK FORCES, MODULAR CONSTRUCTION, LIGHTNING, HISTORY, FOCUSING, VISION, STRATEGIC WARFARE, VIETNAM.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE