Accession Number : ADA309019

Title :   The Enhanced Brigade Combat Leadership Dilemma.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Cate, Warren D.

PDF Url : ADA309019

Report Date : 15 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The requirement that all fifteen Enhanced Brigades be prepared for mid to high-intensity warfare within ninety days of mobilization is unrealistic. The soldiers and company-sized units can attain that standard, but it expects too much of their senior leadership and commanders due to their relative inexperience in battlefield synchronization and command and control for larger units. This study looks at two ways to mitigate this experience deficit. The first is to require the Enhanced Brigades to prepare for and conduct missions like Peacekeeping Operations, thus freeing the Regular Army to focus on warfighting while giving the National Guard a tangible mission. The second is to place either full-time National Guard or Regular Army officers and senior NCOs in command and key staff positions within the Enhanced Brigades upon mobilization.

Descriptors :   *LEADERSHIP, *MOBILIZATION, *COMBAT READINESS, *BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, *MILITARY STANDARDS, *DEFENSE PLANNING, MILITARY OPERATIONS, NATIONAL GUARD, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, ARMY PERSONNEL, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, MISSIONS, DEFICIENCIES, COMPANY LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, HIGH INTENSITY, OFFICER PERSONNEL, TIMELINESS, MILITARY COMMANDERS, MEDIUM INTENSITY, PEACEKEEPING.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE