Accession Number : ADA296087

Title :   Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Jones, Anthony R.

PDF Url : ADA296087

Report Date : 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 115

Abstract : 'So what did you do in the War, Daddy? As a Battalion Commander of an AH-64 Attack Helicopter Battalion during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, my experiences were many, my memories everlasting. Rather than enumerate a chronology of events, I will give the reader an insight into the views of a Battalion Commander whose unit was detached from its normal organization in Germany, deployed to Saudi Arabia with Initial United States (U.S,) Forces, and attached to the CONUS-based XVIII Airborne Corps for the duration of Desert Shield and Desert Storm. The uniqueness of this experience lies in the cross-attachment of a new Apache Attack Helicopter Battalion from a heavy division organization supporting European NATO Forces, to a Corps Aviation Brigade, then further attaching this Brigade to a U.S. Corps under the operational control of the Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Central Command. The opportunity to demonstrate versatility, flexibility, and mission focus was clearly present.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, *ATTACK AIRCRAFT, CONTROL, WARFARE, DEPLOYMENT, IRAQ, KUWAIT, UNITED STATES, ORGANIZATIONS, AIRBORNE, TIME, GERMANY, MILITARY COMMANDERS, CORPS LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, SAUDI ARABIA.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Attack and Fighter Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE