Accession Number : ADA331558

Title :   Strategic Deployment: An Analysis of How the United States Army Europe Deployed VII Corps to Southwest Asia and the 1st Armored Division to Bosnia.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis 2 Aug 96-7 Jun 97,

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

Personal Author(s) : Akard, Bruce E.

PDF Url : ADA331558

Report Date : 07 JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 104

Abstract : The study investigates the effectiveness and efficiency in which the United States Army Europe decreases in size and the United States looks to a continential-based military force, how does Europe fit into the strategic deployment of forces throughout the world? For this reason it is imperative that there is an understanding of how United States Army Europe deployed and interacted with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and how they will deploy should the need arise in the near future. The study first analyzes two recent United States Army Europe deployments. These two deployments, VII Corps mission to Southwest Asia and Operation Joint Endeavor, provide an anatomy of a strategic deployment from a transportation point of view. The study delves into the doctrine that encompasses a strategic deployment and also looks at North Atlantic Treaty Organization's doctrine for strategic deployments. The study then compares the two recent deployments to determine any similarities and identify the differences. This comparison provides the means to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of each deployment and to identify the shortfalls that occurred. The study concludes by providing recommendations for improvements to the United States Army Europe's strategic deployment system that will allow it to better serve the commander.

Descriptors :   *ARMY OPERATIONS, *ARMY PLANNING, *RAPID DEPLOYMENT, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY DOCTRINE, THESES, COMBAT FORCES, SOUTHWEST ASIA, MILITARY TRANSPORTATION, BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE