Accession Number : ADA295952

Title :   VII Corps Main Command Posts During Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

Descriptive Note : Monograph,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Christopher, Paul E.

PDF Url : ADA295952

Report Date : MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : During the conduct of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, VII Corps operated with several different configurations of its Main Command Post. As the situation dictated, changes were made to get the most out of the organization, functions, and, to a great extent, its personnel. I will attempt to capture these changes in a chronological sequence, add my personal experiences and frustrations, and state my opinions 0f how the changes either added to or subtracted from the successes 0f VII Corps. My personal experience monograph begins in late August, 1990 at the Headquarters of VII Corps in Stuttgart, Germany. after relinquishing command 0f my battalion, and after a thirty-day CONUS leave, I was to become the chief of the Fire Support Element CFSE) at the Headquarters 0f VII Corps located at Kelley Barracks. After my leave, I began to hear rumors that I was being reassigned to the Corps ACofS, 6-3 to act as the Chief 0f Operations. My boss at the time, COL Ray Smith, the Assistant Fire Support Coordinator (AFSCOORD), knew nothing of my reassignment and assured me that my job with the FSE was secure. Not long after that, I was formally told that I would take on the job of Chief of Operations for VII Corps.

Descriptors :   *ARMY OPERATIONS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, IRAQ, KUWAIT, BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, GERMANY, FIRE SUPPORT.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE