Accession Number : ADA262656
Title : Increasing the Ground Tactical Mobility Of U.S. Airborne Forces-Do We Have the Means Available Now
Descriptive Note : Monograph rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
Personal Author(s) : Sittnick, Stephen M
Report Date : 17 Dec 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 50
Abstract : This monograph examines the current state of ground tactical mobility in U.S. airborne forces. Our national leadership is currently reviewing the assignment of roles and missions of the armed forces. Down-sizing will require the Army to employ its forces more efficiently. We must develop methods to enable smaller forces to apply the same level of combat power. This monograph examines a proposal to increase the ground tactical mobility of airborne forces in order to apply combat power more efficiently. This monograph traces the historical development of mobility in airborne units to reveal their mobility capability and deficiencies. Past methods used to increase the tactical mobility of airborne units are studied. A conclusion of this monograph is that ground tactical mobility must be increased in U.S. airborne forces to meet current and future mission requirements. The theoretical and doctrinal implications for increasing ground tactical mobility is considered in light of a new National Military Power Projection Strategy. The HMMWV is proposed as a means to increase ground tactical mobility of airborne units. It is analyzed against the criteria of maneuver, firepower, protection and leadership (the dynamics of combat power as described In FM 100-5 Operations), The HMMWV is found adequate for the mission requirements of U.S. airborne forces....Ground tactical mobility, Maneuver, Protection, Airborne forces, Firepower, Leadership, HMMWV.
Descriptors : *MOBILITY , *MANEUVERABILITY , *AIRBORNE , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , REQUIREMENTS , WARFARE , STRATEGY , LEADERSHIP , DYNAMICS , LIGHT , MISSIONS , DEFICIENCIES , OPERATION , PROTECTION , ALLOCATIONS , MANEUVERS , POWER , ARMY , FIREPOWER
Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE