Accession Number : ADA323973

Title :   44 Tank Report Impact on Combat Service Support (CSS).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY TRADOC ANALYSIS COMMAND FORT LEE VA

Personal Author(s) : Blumenthal, Jeannette

PDF Url : ADA323973

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : In the Force XXI Heavy Division, the impact upon CSS due to the decrease in the number of tanks in each Armor Battalion is a minor reduction in the requirements for CSS personnel-maintainers and vehicle operators--with a small reduction in the number of support vehicles. For the Division, the largest personnel change is in direct positions--crew. For the Force XXI Heavy Division, Approved Interim Design-Objective, 73 percent of the reduction in personnel requirements is attributable to operational combat positions. The impact upon CSS is small compared to the reductions in the rest of the force structure. At the forward support level, about forty percent of the CSS positions are some type of maintenance. If all or part of the Direct Support (DS) maintenance is not counted in the CSS total, the shift is greater--up to 79 percent of the reduction would be due to combat operations positions. In addition, the CSS positions are more difficult to identify and quantify. Much of the CSS support is not totally dedicated to the tanks. Even the majority of the maintainers work on more than just tanks. Any reduction in CSS structure has a potentially broad impact and increases the risk of not having enough support for the systems which remain.

Descriptors :   *COMBAT SUPPORT, *ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIERS, *TANKS(COMBAT VEHICLES), MILITARY OPERATIONS, BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, REDUCTION, MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, DIVISION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), TANK CREWS.

Subject Categories : Combat Vehicles
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE