Accession Number : ADA262839


Title :   The Bradley Infantry Squad Leader: A Breach of Faith?


Descriptive Note : Monograph


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


Personal Author(s) : Rudesheim, Frederick S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262839.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 51


Abstract : Bradley Fighting Vehicle (BFV) equipped units have undergone significant reorganization at the platoon level. The most significant change is the delineation of vehicle (mounted) and dismounted elements, with the Bradley vehicle Commander remaining with the vehicle and the two dismount squad leaders leading the dismounted element. This study answers the following question: Can the Bradley squad leader manage both the mounted and dismounted responsibilities he once had? This monograph builds on a historical examination of armored infantry in Germany, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union to provide some perspective on the growth of mechanized infantry in the U.S. military. The evolution of the current BFV doctrine also is discussed, leading into alternative BFV employment considerations. A close examination of what is expected of the squad leader concludes that the BFV squad leader is capable of adequately commanding both the vehicle and the infantry dismount element.


Descriptors :   *LEADERSHIP , *MANPOWER UTILIZATION , *INFANTRY , *SQUAD LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , *TANKS(COMBAT VEHICLES) , *MILITARY COMMANDERS , USSR , ORGANIZATIONAL REALIGNMENT , UNITED KINGDOM , GERMANY(EAST AND WEST) , MILITARY HISTORY , MILITARY DOCTRINE , ARMY TRAINING , LAND WARFARE


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Combat Vehicles


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE