Accession Number : ADA258522


Title :   Light Infantry Division: Coordination, Synchronization, and Integration for Search and Attack Operations


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


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


Personal Author(s) : McMamus, William C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258522.pdf


Report Date : 05 Jun 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 120


Abstract : The purpose of this thesis is to determine how best to coordinate, synchronize and integrate a light division's assets for search and attack operations. Recognizing the current absence of division-level search and attack doctrine, this thesis assesses the need for doctrine of this type. First, the relationship between search and attack operations and search and destroy operations of Vietnam is explained. Next, the study analyzes the lessons learned from Vietnam search and destroy operations, Rhodesian operations, a Marine Corps search and attack study, and Joint Readiness Training Center search and attack missions. The analysis continues with comparison of two replies by light infantry divisions to questions pertaining to search and attack operations. The study concludes that search and attack operations at the division level would best be called conduct counter-guerilla operations. In addition, the study describes the conduct of this operation using the battle operating system framework.


Descriptors :   *ATTACK , *SEARCHING , MARINE CORPS , LESSONS LEARNED , TRAINING , THESES , OPERATION , VIETNAM , ADDITION , DIVISION , DOCTRINE , BATTLES , MISSIONS , COORDINATES , LIGHT , INFANTRY , COMPARISON


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Target Direction, Range and Position Finding


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE