Accession Number : ADA591220


Title :   Air Ground Integration and the Brigade Combat Team


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


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


Personal Author(s) : Thomas, Aaron M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a591220.pdf


Report Date : 13 Jun 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 93


Abstract : Over the last 12 years of combat many hard lessons were learned on the importance of integrating air and ground operations. The U.S. Army Brigade Combat Team became the principal fighting formation with the responsibility of conducting operations in a nonlinear battlefield with limited resources to integrate air and ground forces to achieve the commander's intent for operations. As the number of airspace users increased with the proliferation of unmanned aerial systems and increased reliance on fixed-wing and rotary-wing air support, synchronizing operations and controlling airspace became extremely complex. In response to the challenges of conducting air ground integration, the U.S. military developed new doctrine, adopted new organizations, and updated command and control systems to facilitate efficient air ground integration from the Joint Forces Command down to the Brigade Combat Team. This thesis examines current U.S. Joint and Army doctrine, the organization of the Armored Brigade Combat Team, and the current materiel systems used to conduct air ground integration in order to determine if the Brigade Combat Team can conduct efficient air ground integration.


Descriptors :   *AIR TO SURFACE , *BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , *MILITARY COMMANDERS , *MILITARY DOCTRINE , AIR SPACE , ARMY OPERATIONS , ARMY PERSONNEL , BATTLEFIELDS , CONTROL SYSTEMS , DOCTRINE , NONLINEAR SYSTEMS , ORGANIZATIONS , SYNCHRONIZATION(ELECTRONICS) , TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT , TEAMS(PERSONNEL) , THESES


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Guided Missile Traj, Accuracy and Ballistics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE