Accession Number : ADA264617


Title :   Improving Combat Maneuver Training Center (CMTC) Combat Service Support Training


Descriptive Note : Study project,


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Mandeville, John A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264617.pdf


Report Date : 15 Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 25


Abstract : As the world closes the door on the 20th Century and opens the door to the 21st Century, the political and economic climates shaping the Army are changing. The President's and Congress' highest priority is to reduce the size of the national debt and the federal budget. Defense budget cuts are a reality. American leaders and the public want a leaner, but just as effective, military force. To maintain fighting units and soldiers as credible components of America's national defense, tough and realistic training must be conducted. To do this, the Army must provide an environment where units and soldiers receive the best training possible at the most economic costs. Combat Training Centers provide realistic, performance-oriented training that ensures units achieve the standards spelled out in Army doctrine, and are one of the most cost effective training facilities. This paper provides my observations and recommendations as a senior observer and controller for Forward Support Battalions (FSBs) training at the Combat Maneuver Training Center (CMTC), a Combat Training Center (CTC) in Hohenfels, Germany. Specifically, the study discusses the CMTC environment, identifies FSB training shortfalls, and makes recommendations for FSB training.


Descriptors :   *ARMY TRAINING , *DEFENSE PLANNING , OBSERVERS , WARFARE , ENVIRONMENTS , MILITARY DOCTRINE , COSTS , STANDARDS , MANEUVERS , ARMY BUDGETS , POLITICAL NEGOTIATIONS , FEDERAL BUDGETS , PAPER , NATIONAL DEFENSE , BUDGETS , GERMANY , CLIMATE , OBSERVATION , COST EFFECTIVENESS , ECONOMICS , ARMY PERSONNEL


Subject Categories : Defense Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE