Accession Number : ADA309692

Title :   Force Protection Through Security of the Ground Lines of Communication (GLOC).

Descriptive Note : Monograph,

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

Personal Author(s) : Kolleda, David J.

PDF Url : ADA309692

Report Date : 14 DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : This monograph discusses the importance of understanding the impact that a failure to provide for security of the Ground Lines of Communication (GLOC) can have on the successful execution of tactical operations. The problem facing military planners is a lack of knowledge and guidance to provide for deliberately establishing conditions to protect against threat actions upon the GLOC and enable the service support forces to provide continuous support. There is no single reference in the common professional soldier's library that addresses and analyzes methods of conducting defensive techniques to protect the ground, and specifically highway, lines of communication during times of conflict. This monograph first identifies the theoretical applications of GLOC security as presented by the early military theorists, then provides analysis of the occurrences and outcomes of pertinent events in past conflicts, analyzing the relevance of ensured sustainment support. It further addresses GLOC security operations in the US Army Force XXI concept and during more contemporary Operations Other Than War (OOTW) deployments. This monograph concludes by identifying what US Army doctrine states relative to GLOC security guidance and operations, what history demonstrates as true, what is lacking between the two, and recommendations on how to bring the doctrinal base and historical knowledge in line in an attempt to provide appropriate planing guidance for the operation and security of ground lines of communication during military operations. The study recommends changes or improvements in the following areas: countermine and survivability doctrine, and the tactical concept of operations required to maintain unity of effort over GLOC security. The primary element is to provide tactical planning guidance that includes techniques for developing an integrated plan for providing tactical

Descriptors :   *PROTECTION, *GROUND BASED, *ELECTRONIC SECURITY, *TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, DEPLOYMENT, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, SURVIVABILITY, THREATS, ARMY PERSONNEL, MILITARY DOCTRINE, GUIDANCE, ARMY PLANNING, TACTICAL WARFARE, LIBRARIES, TACTICAL WEAPONS, COMBAT AREAS, COUNTERMINING.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Defense Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE