Accession Number : ADA264532


Title :   Institutional Training Strategy for Combined Arms Commanders - A Fire Support Perspective


Descriptive Note : Individual study project,


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Heilman, William P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264532.pdf


Report Date : 02 Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 52


Abstract : The current Army training strategy is not adequately preparing combined arms commanders or their staffs to execute U.S. warfighting doctrine. Synchronization of the various Battlefield Operating Systems (BOS) is a fundamental requirement of combined arms warfare. While officers are knowledgeable of Army doctrine and the processes necessary for battlefield application, they are insufficiently trained in the 'actual application' of synchronization on the combined arms battlefield. This paper uses the fire support BOS as a mechanism to address deficiencies in the current institutional portion of the Army's training strategy and offers concrete alternatives. A brief argument for more institutional involvement vice reliance on unit training is also presented. While the scope of this paper is limited to the fire support BOS, the concepts are readily transferable to other BOSs with minor changes in the recommendations offered in this study.


Descriptors :   *ARMY TRAINING , *MILITARY DOCTRINE , *FIRE SUPPORT , WARFARE , BATTLEFIELDS , ARMY , DEFICIENCIES , MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , MILITARY STRATEGY


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE