Accession Number : ADA254063
Title : Power Projection-The Need For Operational Deployment Doctrine
Descriptive Note : Monograph rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
Personal Author(s) : Sulka, Daniel V
Report Date : 26 May 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 78
Abstract : This monograph addresses doctrinal considerations for power projection in a predominately CONUS based military. It will examine the concept of deployment from the perspective of the operational level of war. There appears to be a void in deployment doctrine as assumptions for deployment of U. S. forces focus on either end of the scale of potential conditions for extra-- theater movement (forced entry or strategic buildup). Contemporary deployment doctrine may not address an operational deployment in a relatively immature theater. 1965 was a seminal year for power projection for the United States. Not since the Korean 15 years earlier, and Desert Shield 15 Years later, would this nation deploy large formations of its armed forces from CONUS in circumstances that potentially would require immediate synchronized and sequential combat actions. In Korea and in 1965-- the deployment of the First Cavalry Division (Airmobile) to Vietnam-forces were deployed and immediately employed in campaigns designed to achieve operational objectives critical to the strategic end state. This monograph will analyze the operational design and considerations for the movement of the 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Benning, GA to Central Highlands of the Republic of Vietnam. It will use the criteria of the TRADOC Pam 11-9 Operational Operating Systems, the establishment of the lodgement and the integration of joint and combined forces during this deployment and apply those observations in analysis of current and evolving deployment doctrine. The monograph concludes that current and evolving deployment doctrine is beginning to embrace the experiences of the deployment to the Vietnamese Central Highlands.
Descriptors : *DEPLOYMENT , *MILITARY PLANNING , *DOCTRINE , NATIONS , UNITED STATES , OBSERVATION , INTEGRATION , DIVISION , CAVALRY , VIETNAM , SCALE , PLANNING , POWER , KOREA
Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
Humanities and History
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE