Accession Number : ADA307612

Title :   A Naval Expeditionary Task Group In Operations Other Than War.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Ingersoll, Alvah E., III

PDF Url : ADA307612

Report Date : 12 FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : Commanders-in-Chief (CinCs) have used naval expeditionary forces extensively to meet their peacetime engagement responsibilities to the National Military Strategy. Faced with limited forces to meet a wide range of missions, from humanitarian relief to peace keeping, operators have used the conventional solution of applying traditional naval strengths to these crises. The current doctrine of keeping Carrier Battle Groups (CVBGs) or Amphibious Ready Groups/Marine Expeditionary Units (ARG/MEUs) together to respond to Operations Other Than War (OOTW) missions restricts needed flexibility. If this conventional model continues, the problem for operational planners will only worsen as the CinC tries to meet a wider array of activity over a vast AOR. A solution to this problem is twofold: develop a theater campaign plan that links actions to a national strategic aim, and incorporate a new operational design that tailors naval forces to missions. These integrated tailored forces, or Naval Expeditionary Task Groups (NETGs), would be capable of exploiting technological advances in command and control, operational fires and mobility to expand the CinC's influence within his AOR. These NETGs could also be capable of working with multinational forces in regional contingencies to achieve greater efficiencies and to share the economic and manpower burden with coalition partners.

Descriptors :   *THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *NAVAL OPERATIONS, MOBILITY, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MILITARY STRATEGY, POLICIES, CRISIS MANAGEMENT, MILITARY ASSISTANCE, MILITARY DOCTRINE, TASK FORCES, AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS, MANPOWER, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, MISSIONS, CONFLICT, NAVAL WARFARE, MANEUVERS, STRATEGIC WARFARE, NAVAL PLANNING, BATTLES, FIRE SUPPORT, BATTLE GROUP LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, COOPERATION, PEACEKEEPING.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE