Accession Number : ADA312231

Title :   Battlefield Organization: Does It Degrade the Concept of the Operation's Effectiveness in Accomplishing the Mission?

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis, 2 Aug 95-7 Jun 96,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Rush, Wade D.

PDF Url : ADA312231

Report Date : 07 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 137

Abstract : This study investigated how battlefield organization effects the commander's ability to accomplish his mission. Using FM 100-5, dated 1993, AirLand Battle, battlefield organization is defined as close, deep, and rear, which also encompasses the traditional five complementary elements. Specifically, for combat arms at brigade level and below, does the use of battlefield organization degrade the commander's concept of the operation in accomplishing the mission? Utilizing a survey group, the study determined the relationship of battlefield organization's relationship with concept of the operation's effectiveness. The study used the survey group to measure how effective the concept of operation communicated its essential elements. Based on the measured understanding, the study established a quantitative measure on the effectiveness of the concept of the operation. After establishing a known reference point, the study then measured the survey group's use of battlefield organization relative to those same concept of the operations. From these measurement, the research was able to establish conclusions on battlefield organization's utility and influence on the concept of the operation's effectiveness.

Descriptors :   *COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, *BATTLEFIELDS, *MILITARY COMMANDERS, *AIR LAND BATTLES, MEASUREMENT, WARFARE, BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, THESES, SURVEYS.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE