Accession Number : ADA242406


Title :   Sustaining the Light-Heavy Brigade


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis 1 Aug 90-7 Jun 91,


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


Personal Author(s) : Tucker, Christopher


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a242406.pdf


Report Date : 07 Jun 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 154


Abstract : This study examines the sustainment challenges encountered when a mechanized infantry task force augments a light infantry brigade. The study determines the validity of establishing a light-heavy mix within the light brigade and explores the support required to sustain this force. The study determined that history and recent experiences at the combat training centers provide valuable lessons for the employment and sustainment of light-heavy forces. The lessons are then applied to the light-heavy force given current doctrine to identify shortcomings and possible solutions. Current and evolving doctrine are analyzed to determine the methods for sustaining the light-heavy brigade. The study determined a need to plan in detail the task organization of a light-heavy brigade and that sustainment of the force required extensive planning and preparation. The study concludes that the light-heavy brigade is a viable, supportable force; however, the heavy task force requires extensive external support to fight effectively with a light infantry brigade.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY FACILITIES , INFANTRY , BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , DOCTRINE , LIGHT , COMBAT VEHICLES , EXTERNAL , MILITARY TRAINING , ORGANIZATIONS , TASK FORCES


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE