Accession Number : ADA296093

Title :   The 3d Battalion 27th Infantry in Operation Just Cause.

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Hutchison, David S.

PDF Url : ADA296093

Report Date : MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : I commanded the 3d Battalion 27th Infantry (3-27), Wolfhounds, of the 7th Infantry Division (Light) during Operation Just Cause. My battalion was in the 2d Brigade of the 7th Division which was the Division Ready Brigade (DRB-l) for the deployment to Panama. My battalion was the Division Ready Force (DRF-l) and in early December of 1989 the Battalion was deployed to Camp Pendleton, California on an emergency deployment readiness exercise (EDRE). We were still in the process of redeploying from the EDRE to Camp Pendleton when the alert for Just Cause was received. It is the purpose of this paper to relate some of my experiences with the Battalion during its alert and deployment to Panama, as well as one particular type of operation that the Battalion executed several times during Just Cause. It is not the purpose of this paper to develop a unit history from my point of view. This paper will not be that complete. I will try to focus on a few particular experiences which I believe have some value, and that other commanders can learn from. I will offer recommendations with that purpose in mind.

Descriptors :   *DEPLOYMENT, *BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, *INFANTRY, EMERGENCIES, OPERATIONAL READINESS, FACILITIES, HISTORY, CALIFORNIA, PANAMA.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE