Accession Number : ADA606100


Title :   Army Support to the United States Border Patrol in the 21st Century


Descriptive Note : Monograph


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


Personal Author(s) : Mofu, Chanda I


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a606100.pdf


Report Date : 19 May 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 48


Abstract : The United States Army faces significant budget cuts as the national debt rises and combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan end. Budgets cuts will decrease funding for training across the operational force as the Army moves to train for operations across the full spectrum of war. This monograph recommends that the Active Component (AC) of the Army maximize training opportunities by supporting the United States Border Patrol (USBP) at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels of border security. USBP works in a complex operating environment where the agency remains undermanned securing the border of the United States and Mexico and the border of the United States and Canada. The AC supports USBP at the tactical level by providing intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and infrastructure support by building fences and walls along the border with Mexico. At the operational level, AC officers assigned to Joint Task Force North support USBP around the country by planning joint federal law enforcement operations. At the strategic level the Command and General Staff College sends one AC officer per year to USBP's Strategic Plans-Policy and Analysis Division in Washington D.C. to help in a myriad of tasks pertaining to national policy and planning. Sustained support to USBP by the AC gives commanders opportunities to become more proficient in Core Mission Essential Tasks and Mission Essential Tasks using joint dollars. In 2005, a Stryker reconnaissance squadron supported USBP for 30 days prior to training at the Joint Readiness Training Center before the unit's deployment to Iraq. This invaluable training prepared the squadron for combat operations and increased USBP illegal immigrant interdictions near the Deming Station in Deming, New Mexico. If AC battalions fail to maximize training opportunities in complex environments on the borders of the United States, then we limit unique soldier and leader experience as operations in Iraq and Afghanistan end.


Descriptors :   *ARMY TRAINING , *BORDER SECURITY , ACTIVE DUTY , ARMY , ARMY PERSONNEL , CANADA , COMBAT READINESS , DRUG INTERDICTION , HOMELAND SECURITY , IMMIGRATION , LAW ENFORCEMENT , MEXICO , NATIONAL GUARD , PATROLLING , PLANNING , RECONNAISSANCE , UNITED STATES


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Civil Defense


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE