Accession Number : ADA309924

Title :   Modularity: A Force-Design Methodology for the Force XXI Divisional Military Intelligence Battalion.

Descriptive Note : Monograph,

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

Personal Author(s) : David, William E.

PDF Url : ADA309924

Report Date : 18 DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : For over a decade, the Military Intelligence (MI) community's doctrinal and force design mantra was the Combat Electronic Warfare and Intelligence (CEWI) concept. Warnings of CEWI's limitations surfaced as early as Operations URGENT FURY and JUST CAUSE. The death knell of CEWI sounded during Operation DESERT STORM. Learning from the past and anticipating the needs of Force XXI, MI developed the Intelligence XXI concept. Although the term CEWI is exiting the MI lexicon, Intelligence XXI builds on the existing CEWI structure. Hence, MI's force design continues to emphasize the provision of organic assets to each echelon. This monograph evaluates the concept for modularity as an alternative force design methodology. First, the monograph reviews current and emerging doctrine for evidence of modularity. The review concludes that modularity complements current doctrine and that emerging doctrine requires modularity. Second, the monograph looks at whether modularity provides the intelligence capabilities needed by the Force XXI division. Lessons learned from Operation DESERT STORM and the findings of the MI Relook Task Force reveal the required capabilities. Then, the 10th Mountain Division's operations in Somalia and Haiti provide evidence of the application of modularity vis-a-vis these capabilities. The division's operations demonstrate that modularity enables the MI battalion to provide the needed capabilities. Third, the monograph evaluates the divisional MI battalion for evidence of modularity, determining that it exhibits many of the traits indicative of modularity. This monograph concludes that modularity is an appropriate force design methodology for the divisional MI battalion in the Force XXI division.

Descriptors :   *BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, *ARMY INTELLIGENCE, ELECTRONIC WARFARE, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES, LESSONS LEARNED, MILITARY DOCTRINE, COMBAT READINESS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, TASK FORCES, MISSIONS, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, SOMALIA, ARMY OPERATIONS, DESIGN CRITERIA, MILITARY COMMANDERS, ARMY PLANNING, ELECTRONIC INTELLIGENCE, STRATEGIC INTELLIGENCE, HAITI.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Intelligence

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