Accession Number : ADA258096


Title :   Too Light To Fight? Considerations for the Light FSB in Support of the Light-Heavy Brigade


Descriptive Note : Monograph rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES


Personal Author(s) : Leonard, Kevin A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258096.pdf


Report Date : 13 Dec 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 73


Abstract : The purpose of this paper is to examine the ability of the light forward support battalion (FSB) to support a task organized light-heavy brigade. The idea of mixing light and heavy forces at the brigade level is not new, but little has been written about the support needs of a mixed force. This paper begins with a discussion of the history of the 10th Mountain Division (Light) in World War II and moves forward to the same division during exercise Return of Forces to Germany (REFORGER), January, 1990. REFORGER 90 served as a test for mixing light and heavy forces at the division level and was followed by National Training Center (NTC) rotation 90-8 (April-May, 1990) which assessed the mixing of light and heavy forces at the brigade level. The lessons of NTC rotation 90-8 and REFORGER 90 are examined to identify common ground. The link between the two exercises was the need for a change in light division sustainment structure.


Descriptors :   *BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , *MILITARY EXERCISES , TEST AND EVALUATION , STRUCTURES , HISTORY , ROTATION , DIVISION , MIXING , GERMANY , LIGHT , TRAINING


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE