Accession Number : ADA264458


Title :   Putting the Commander in Control--the Light Cavalry Regiment's Utility to the Joint Commander


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI


Personal Author(s) : Smith, Michael N


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264458.pdf


Report Date : 18 Jun 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 37


Abstract : With the demise of the Soviet Union, the world is entering a new phase and the United States has responded with an entirely new National Security Strategy. As a consequence, our military focus will be on more numerous, and likely regional operations, carried out at the operational level. The United States Army's Light Armored Cavalry Regiment Is the single best asset for ensuring the Joint Task Force Commander gains and maintains positive command and control in these contingency operations. This paper will address the Light Armored Cavalry Regiment's organization and equipment, and doctrinal employment to show how it is ideal for enhancing the Joint Task Force's ability to plan, prepare and execute at the operational level of war. The Joint Task Force commander will be a three star commander, working under the Unified Commander, who may or may not be dealing with other operations simultaneously. Four specific mission areas will be discussed to show how the Light Armored Cavalry Regiment is the best single unit to accomplish the multiple missions needed by the Joint Commander in executing future contingencies at the operational level.


Descriptors :   *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , *CAVALRY , *ARMY OPERATIONS , *REGIMENT LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , USSR , UNITED STATES , NATIONAL SECURITY , STARS , STRATEGY , MISSIONS , EMPLOYMENT , TASK FORCES , LIGHT


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Command, Control and Communications Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE