Accession Number : ADA299309

Title :   Can the Brigade S2 Effectively Integrate the Capabilities of the All Source Analysis System?

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis 2 Aug 94-2 Jun 95,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Frank, Timothy H.

PDF Url : ADA299309

Report Date : 02 JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 102

Abstract : This study examines the maneuver brigade S2's ability to integrate the capabilities of the All Source Analysis System (ASAS) into the brigade's intelligence operations. The study begins by defining the problem of intelligence support to the maneuver brigade commander based on observations from training exercises and Operation DESERT STORM. The author then reviews the Army's plan to correct many of the maneuver brigade S2's intelligence problems by equipping him with ASAS. Based on the Army's original intent of fielding ASAS no lower than the division level, the author provides a framework with which to analyze the problem: first through an analysis of how the maneuver brigade S2 is currently organized, the field environment in which he operates, and how he doctrinally performs his intelligence mission; and second by examining the capabilities and limitations of the ASAS itself. The study concludes that the maneuver brigade S2 will be able to effectively integrate the capabilities of ASAS only if he retains his current level of manpower and is provided with access to adequate training resources. The ASAS, while significantly improving the S2's ability to produce intelligence, does not reduce his requirement for personnel.

Descriptors :   *BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, *DATA FUSION, *MILITARY COMMANDERS, *ARMY INTELLIGENCE, *COMBAT INFORMATION CENTERS, DATA PROCESSING, IRAQ, ARMY TRAINING, STATE OF THE ART, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, MANPOWER, INTEGRATION, MISSIONS, RESOURCES, MANEUVERS, ARMY OPERATIONS, ARMY PLANNING.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE