Accession Number : ADA512977


Title :   First on the Line: The 35th Engineer Battalion in World War Two and the Evolution of a High-Performance Combat Unit


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Umbrell, Shawn M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a512977.pdf


Report Date : 11 Dec 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 154


Abstract : This thesis examines the effects of functional discipline and unit cohesion on the combat performance of the 35th Engineer (Combat) Battalion during World War Two. The 35th Engineer Battalion was mobilized in the summer of 1941 as the 1st Battalion, 35th Engineer Regiment. The 35th participated in the Louisiana Maneuvers of 1941, the Alaskan-Canadian Highway construction, and three campaigns in the European Theater of Operations. The thesis text length is 153 pages and considers the importance of functional discipline and unit cohesion on a unit's performance in combat.


Descriptors :   *COHESION , *SECOND WORLD WAR , *COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS , *BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , THESES , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , GLOBAL , WARFARE , EUROPE , THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE