Accession Number : ADA567570


Title :   A Bumpy Road and a Bridge too Far? An Analysis of the Realistic Bridging and Horizontal Construction Capabilities of the Canadian Military Engineers in the Force 2013 Structure


Descriptive Note : Monograph Jul 2011-May 2012


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES


Personal Author(s) : Swallow, Christopher L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a567570.pdf


Report Date : 17 May 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 70


Abstract : This monograph analyzes the combined effects of changes in engineer training curriculum, adjustments to priorities in vehicle replacement programs, shortages of equipment, and disproportional combat engineer versus integral combat service support growth on the mobility capacity of the Canadian Military Engineers within the proposed Force 2013 structure. Using a modified PRICIE (akin to DOTMLPF) process, the mobility capacity of the current Canadian Military Engineer structure is determined. Finally, the current mobility capacity is evaluated against the requirements of Canada's National Defence Strategy, domestic contingency plans, current Army operating plan, likely future threat scenarios, and historical missions. The research exposes shortfalls in the capacity of the proposed engineer structure to provide mobility to Force 2013. Specifically in the areas of horizontal construction (roads), military bridging, and integral combat service support capabilities at the regimental level.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY BRIDGES , *MILITARY ENGINEERS , CANADA , CAPACITY(QUANTITY) , CONSTRUCTION , EDUCATION , EMERGENCIES , ROADS


Subject Categories : Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE