Accession Number : ADA251837


Title :   Employment of the 307th Medical Battalion (Airborne) in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm: A Personal Experience Monograph


Descriptive Note : Study project rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Gerber, Frederick E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a251837.pdf


Report Date : 08 May 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 419


Abstract : This is a personal experience monograph written by the 307th Medical Battalion (Airborne) commander. The monograph details the significant unit events which occurred during the battalion's nine months deployment to Saudi Arabia and Iraq, in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. The 307th Medical Battalion on (Airborne) was the first US Army medical unit to arrive in Saudi Arabia, supporting combat elements of the 82d Airborne Division. The battalion was one of only two functional medical battalions remaining in the Army inventory and was also the longest deployed division level medical unit of the Gulf War. The monograph documents the challenges and problem encountered by the nation's contingency division medical battalion, beginning with it's recent operational experience in Operation JUST CAUSE during the December 1989 invasion of Panama. Personnel, equipment and training events are documented. Key doctrinal capabilities of the Division clearing station are presented in detail, as are the successful blood, fluid, oxygen, treatment organization, packing lists and division medical supply planning figures. The sensitive issue of medical unit command is evaluated.


Descriptors :   *DEPLOYMENT , *MILITARY COMMANDERS , STATIONS , GULFS , IRAQ , ORGANIZATIONS , TRAINING , AIRBORNE , OXYGEN , PLANNING , DOCUMENTS , OPERATION , FLUIDS , INVENTORY , PERSONNEL , SUPPLIES , ARMY , BLOOD , SAUDI ARABIA , PANAMA , MEDICAL SUPPLIES , ARABIA , DIVISION


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE