Accession Number : ADA299371

Title :   Armored Battalion Preparedness for Operations Other Than War.

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) : Cashwell, James E.

PDF Url : ADA299371

Report Date : 02 JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 85

Abstract : This study examines historical examples of armored forces conducting OOTW. From these examples the study then examines current training and doctrine to determine their adequacy in preparing armored battalions for these diverse missions. OOTW poses numerous challenges for today's armored forces. In times of force reductions and budget restraints armored forces are attempting to remain at both an acceptable level of training for war, and ensure their preparedness for the ever increasing requirements of OOTW. The added dimension of OOTW and the potential for conducting missions that are not directly related to war-fighting creates a dichotomy between training for war, and being able to execute non-warfighting missions. The study concludes that the current "Battle Focused" approach to training, provides today's armored forces with a solid platform from which to launch into both war and OOTW. With respect to doctrine, the study finds that due to recent insertion of OOTW into current army lexicon, OOTW is not well reflected. The study does find however, that because a direct correlation exists between training for war and training for OOTW, current war-fighting doctrine supports a units preparation for OOTW.

Descriptors :   *ARMOR, *BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, WARFARE, MILITARY DOCTRINE, REDUCTION, CORRELATION, PLATFORMS, MISSIONS, RESTRAINT, MILITARY TRAINING, VOCABULARY, ARMY, MILITARY BUDGETS, TANKS(COMBAT VEHICLES).

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE