Accession Number : ADA299548

Title :   Does the Force XXI Heavy Brigade Need an Organic Reconnaissance and Security Element?

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) : McKean, William J.

PDF Url : ADA299548

Report Date : 02 JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 102

Abstract : This study investigates the need for an organic reconnaissance and security element (RSE) in the heavy brigades of Force XXI. The study shows the reasons future brigades need RSEs. The following areas were used to compare brigades with organic RSEs to brigades without organic RSEs: control of battlespace, battle command, information, protect the force, and tempo. Information from doctrine, studies, white papers, Master of Military Art and Science theses and School of Advanced Military Studies monograms, and briefings were used to make this comparison. Although there are no current brigades with RSEs to compare with the current brigades without RSEs, there is a large amount of evidence that documents the abilities and problems of current brigades without RSEs. Simulation-based tests have directly compared brigades with organic RSEs. Simulation-based tests have directly compared bridges with organic RSEs to brigades without organic RSEs. All evidence clearly shows that future brigades of Force XXI will need organic RSEs.

Descriptors :   *BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, TEST AND EVALUATION, SIMULATION, SECURITY, THESES, BATTLES, RECONNAISSANCE, BRIDGES.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE