Accession Number : ADA258298


Title :   An Exploration of Cohesion in the Land of Combat Service Support


Descriptive Note : Monograph


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


Personal Author(s) : Todd, Robert C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258298.pdf


Report Date : 18 Dec 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 55


Abstract : This monograph explores cohesion as it applies to combat service support (CSS) soldiers. The exploration begins with the construction of a base camp constructed of materials from the study of infantry cohesion. While building the base camp the paper defines cohesion and explores its component parts of horizontal, vertical, organizational, and societal bonding. It covers how to build cohesion to include: shared experiences, group After Action Reviews (AAR), vigorous training, family factors in building and maintaining cohesion, physical fitness, and technical and tactical proficiency. The Lego Model of Cohesion, a method for visualizing the cohesion process, is the final item presented at the base camp. After completing the base camp, the reader departs for the actual exploration of the Land of CSS. The exploration covers who the inhabitants are, where they live, and examines their national product of support. The paper introduces an economic system that explains the method of emotionally paying CSS soldiers in credits that come from the success of combat units.


Descriptors :   *ARMY PERSONNEL , *COHESION , WARFARE , INFANTRY , PHYSICAL FITNESS , TRAINING


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE