Accession Number : ADA258297


Title :   Naval Gunfire Support: An Army Role in a New World Order


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


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


Personal Author(s) : Hubbard, Zachary P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258297.pdf


Report Date : 05 Jun 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 193


Abstract : This study investigates the Army's role in Naval gunfire support in light of current force reductions and changing military missions. The discussion focuses upon Naval gunfire training and predeployment planning and coordination for Naval gunfire support of contingency operations. During the initial stages of a contingency operation, the Army relies upon other services for fire support until sufficient Army field artillery and aviation attack assets are available. Fixed-wing air support and Naval gunfire provide this initial support. Naval gunfire for the Army was not coordinated during predeployment planning for operations Urgent Fury, Just Cause, or Desert Shield. This study explains the Army's dependence upon the Marine Corps for the planning and coordination of Naval gunfire support. It promotes methods to decrease this dependence by improving the field artillery community's Naval gunfire training and awareness. The analysis addresses institutional training in the Army and Navy; Naval gunfire training at Army Combat Training Centers (CTCs) and in the Battle Command Training Program (BCTP); Army-Marine Corps Joint Naval gunfire training: and Joint cooperation in developing Army operations plans requiring Naval gunfire support.


Descriptors :   *LAND WARFARE , *MARINE CORPS , *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , *FIRE SUPPORT , *MILITARY PLANNING , *NAVAL GUNNERY , *FIELD ARMY , MILITARY HISTORY , COASTAL REGIONS , NAVAL VESSELS(COMBATANT) , COOPERATION , SECOND WORLD WAR , PERSIAN GULF WAR , OVER THE HORIZON TARGETING , RAPID DEPLOYMENT , NAVAL GUNS , GUNFIRE , MARINE CORPS TRAINING , TACTICAL WARFARE , LESSONS LEARNED , ARMY TRAINING , AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS , THESES , MISSIONS


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems
      Guns


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE