Accession Number : ADA309932

Title :   The Division Headquarters: Can It Do It All?

Descriptive Note : Monograph,

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

Personal Author(s) : Grigsby, Wayne W., Jr

PDF Url : ADA309932

Report Date : 14 DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : This monograph discusses whether or not an Army Division can dual function as both a Joint Task Force (JTF) and an Army Forces Command (ARFOR). The current reduction of forces within the Department of Defense (DOD) and the lack of an identifiable enemy has forced the United States to pursue strategic objectives in a more joint manner. This has caused the increased use of JTFs. Most recently, the 10th Mountain Division performed the mission as a JTF during Operation Uphold Democracy in Haiti. The monograph first examines the current force structure of a division staff, comparing and contrasting the functions of both the division staff and the JTF staff. Next, the monograph examines purpose, organization, and capabilities of a JTF. It then looks at the peculiarities of peace operations. Finally, the author analyzes Operation Uphold Democracy, reviewing the shortfalls a division has when it functions as a JTF and determining whether these shortfalls can be overcome. This monograph concludes that a division headquarters is suitable to dual function as a JTF and ARFOR headquarters when it receives significant augmentation from a corps headquarters or combatant command.

Descriptors :   *TASK FORCES, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *DIVISION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, *ARMY OPERATIONS, COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, POLICIES, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, THREATS, ARMY PERSONNEL, MILITARY DOCTRINE, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, CASE STUDIES, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, MILITARY EXERCISES, MILITARY COMMANDERS, ARMY PLANNING, MILITARY TACTICS, TACTICAL WARFARE, ARMY INTELLIGENCE, MILITARY DOWNSIZING, HAITI, PEACEKEEPING.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE