Accession Number : ADA309839

Title :   Cavalry Operations in Support of the Force XXI Commander.

Descriptive Note : Monograph rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Holman, Victor

PDF Url : ADA309839

Report Date : 18 DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : This study examines the structure and employment or the light cavalry regiment in the Force XXI environment. The development of the cavalry regiment is examined through an historical review of the fourth Cavalry Group prior to and during World War II. Next, the impacts of the Army of Excellence Study and the continued proven relevance of the cavalry regiment are explored. Christopher Bellamy and Richard Simpkin demonstrate future global regions of conflict and possible techniques for employing combat forces. The XN8, Armored Gun System (AGS) 15 explored as a candidate for the primary weapon system in the light cavalry regiment. The air-deployable AGS and the light cavalry regiment possess several advantages over the M1 equipped regiment. Former commander of the Second ACR, LTG L.D. Holder iterates his views about the development and employment of the light cavalry regiment. This study concludes with several recommendations in favor of developing the light cavalry regiment. Given that the U.S. Army is now a CONUS-based force, the light cavalry regiment provides the Force XXI commander with a lethal and deployable armored organization that is capable of executing his vision of warfighting.

Descriptors :   *DEPLOYMENT, *COMBAT SUPPORT, *ARMY OPERATIONS, *MILITARY COMMANDERS, *CAVALRY, ARMOR, MILITARY HISTORY, LEADERSHIP, ARMY PERSONNEL, WEAPON SYSTEMS, LETHALITY, VISION, ARMY PLANNING, COMBAT FORCES, PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT, AIR TRANSPORTABLE EQUIPMENT, REGIMENT LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, LIMITED WARFARE.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE