Accession Number : ADA305229

Title :   Band of Brothers: The 2d Marine Division and the Tiger Brigade in the Persian Gulf War. An Analysis of the Impact of Organizational Culture on Tactical Joint Warfare.

Descriptive Note : Monograph,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MIL ITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Tucker, Craig A.

PDF Url : ADA305229

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : This monograph is an analysis of the impact of organizational culture on tactical joint warfare. The merger of the Tiger Brigade with 2d Marine Division during the Persian Gulf War serves as a laboratory for this analysis. The author researched after action reports, the papers of authors who have written on the Persian Gulf War and interviewed commanders and key staff of both units to determine whether differences in service culture reduced the combat effectiveness of either unit. This research is analyzed using a recently developed organizational theory that postulates that the human element is the most important and least understood factor in determining whether a merger between two organizations with different cultures will succeed or fail. This study concludes that the merger of the Tiger Brigade and 2d Marine Division was very successful. The key elements to that success were the relationship between the commanders. The key elements to that success were the relationship between the commanders, the effectiveness of liaison officers the willingness of both units to learn from and understand the culture of the other and the amount of time available before actual combat to reduce cultural barriers

Descriptors :   *IMPACT, *BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, *TACTICAL WARFARE, *ORGANIZATION THEORY, WARFARE, IRAQ, PERSIAN GULF, TACTICAL ANALYSIS, CULTURE, SAUDI ARABIA.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE