Accession Number : ADA175968


Title :   Engineer Analysis of the Light Infantry Division (ELID). Volume 1


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 1985-Dec 1986


Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER STUDIES CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA


Personal Author(s) : Lehmann, Douglas K ; Milobowski, James A ; Grunborg, Robert B ; Kiser, John D ; Lamrouex, Jean A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a175968.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1986


Pagination or Media Count : 419


Abstract : This study analyzes the engineer requirements of the lkight infantry division (LID) during two very different 1988 wartime scenarios, and determined the engineer force needed to support the division in either scenario. The study concluded that: The LID engineer battalion working alone can successfully support the division during the initial phase of a short-duration, low-intensity conflict, but needs immediate EAD augmentation to support the division during mid- to high-intensity conflicts. Given the LID's most likely deployment conditions, the EAD unit best configured to support the division is the corps airborne battalion. The LID has the right kind and number of trucks to meet the engineer requirements imposed by various wartime scenarios. Adding scatterable mines and improved conventional mines to the LID's equipment inventory will broaden the range of mobility and countermobility tasks the division can undertake. They also will likely reduce the divisional engineer requirements for transporting Class IV and V materiel. The LID's few large-gap bridging requirements can be met by a lightweight, easy-to-transport bridge that can be placed over both wet and dry gaps, and which can be erected, in emergencies, by LID engineers working without EAD support. Keywords: Division Forces, Evaluation, Light Infantry, Net Assessment.


Descriptors :   *DIVISION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , *INFANTRY , AUGMENTATION , BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , CONFLICT , DEPLOYMENT , ENGINEERS , INVENTORY , LOW INTENSITY , MATERIEL , MILITARY ENGINEERS , MILITARY FORCE LEVELS , MINES(ORDNANCE) , MOBILITY , REQUIREMENTS , SCATTERING , TRUCKS


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE