Accession Number : ADA331526

Title :   A New 'Company Team' Armor, Mechanized Infantry, and Attack Aviation.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis 4 Aug 96-6 Jun 97,

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

Personal Author(s) : Calhoun, Victoria A.

PDF Url : ADA331526

Report Date : 07 JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : The vision of the future battlefield is one of great uncertainty and complexity. Since the world is a dynamic and turbulent place, operations may cover the full spectrum of other than war to full war. The army will need an organizational strategy that maximizes flexibility, tailorability and capabilities. This study examines the feasibility of a new "Company Team" composed of Armor, Mechanized Infantry and Attack Aviation. Current Army doctrine does not task organize aviation down to company team level. In this study an evaluation is made of this hypothetical organization using the measures of lethality, optempo and mobility. Finally this study concludes that the Army needs to develop a flexible approach in its force structuring that is focused on capability based organizations capable of combined arms operations down to the company team level as required.

Descriptors :   *COMPANY LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, *ARMY, ATTACK HELICOPTERS, ARMOR, INFANTRY, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), ATTACK AIRCRAFT, COMBAT FORCES, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, ARMY AVIATION.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE