Accession Number : ADA264024


Title :   The 1ST Battalion 7TH Infantry in the Gulf War


Descriptive Note : Study project,


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Smith, Stephen S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264024.pdf


Report Date : 23 Mar 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 103


Abstract : The Persian Gulf War provided the United States Army with numerous challenges. To meet the force ratio requirements desired by CENTCOM, the United States would have to employ forward deployed forces from Europe. Because not all of the units in Europe were completely modernized, some realignment of the deploying units was required. This study project presents the story of one of those units. The 1st Battalion, 7th Infantry deployed to the Gulf War with its parent brigade, the 3d Brigade, 3d Infantry Division, as a part of the 1st Armored Division. Once attached to the 1st Armored Div, it would be called the 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division. While outlining the sequence of events, this study examines the issues encountered and solutions used by the battalion as it joined a new division, deployed from Europe, fought as the division's lead task force, conducted post-conflict humanitarian relief and assistance for over 100, 000 refugees along the military demarcation line, and redeployed to Europe. Finally, this study provides some recommendations based on the after-action reviews and experiences of the author who served as the battalion commander.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS , *PERSIAN GULF , EUROPE , REQUIREMENTS , INFANTRY , SEQUENCES , REFUGEES , DIVISION , ARMY , TASK FORCES , BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , RATIOS , UNITED STATES


Subject Categories : Geography
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE