Accession Number : ADA324368

Title :   The Civil Affairs Force Structure: Is It Sufficient to Support Divisions and Corps in Contingency Operations?

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

Personal Author(s) : Duff, Murray J.

PDF Url : ADA324368

Report Date : 13 DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : This monograph discusses the ability of the current civil affairs force structure to adequately support divisions and corps when they are deployed in contingency operations. Over 95 percent of all civil affairs units are found in the reserves. The active force is composed of only one battalion. Therefore, when a division or corps is deployed in a contingency operation, there is typically inadequate support available until a reserve unit can be mobilized. The monograph outlines the current force structure in terms of its capabilities, strengths, and weaknesses. Then it examines the effectiveness of the support it provided during Operation URGENT FURY, Operation JUST CAUSE, and Operation RESTORE DEMOCRACY. Finally, it contrasts various considerations and concerns involved with force structure capability shortcomings and examines a possible remedy for those shortcomings.

Descriptors :   *BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, *CIVIL AFFAIRS, DEPLOYMENT, EMERGENCIES, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, OPERATION, SUPPORTS, DEMOCRACY.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE