Accession Number : ADA258308


Title :   Follow and Support: Toward a More Useful Warfighting Doctrine


Descriptive Note : Monograph rept.


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


Personal Author(s) : Perry, Jr, Emmett E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258308.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 54


Abstract : The purpose of this paper is to answer the question: How should U.S. Army doctrine or the 'follow and support' mission be clarified? This is done by focusing on the evolution of the 'follow and support' concept in the Army's capstone doctrinal manual, Field Manual 100-5. 'Follow and support' is a fundamental mission assigned to U.S. Army forces in support of an exploitation or pursuit mission. Nevertheless, the doctrine, as described in the current FM 100-5 is unclear at several points. These points include the relationship between the 'follow and support,' reserve, and trailing forces and the relationship between the main effort and the 'follow and support' force. 'The monograph re-views the theoretical basis for the 'follow and support' force mission followed by a review of the evolution of tasks associated with follow and support since 1939. Analysis and conclusions which follow provide suggestions for inclusion in an updated FM 100-5.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS , INCLUSIONS , FOCUSING , ARMY , DOCTRINE


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE