Accession Number : ADA611627


Title :   Unit Reconstitutions: Combat Stress as an Indicator of Unit Effectiveness


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


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


Personal Author(s) : Portis, Stoney L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a611627.pdf


Report Date : 13 Jun 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 69


Abstract : What is the role of combat stress control in Army unit reconstitutions that follow traumatic events? US Army doctrine on reconstitutions, which dates back to 1992 but was most recently revised in 2014, now fails to incorporate combat and operational stress control (COSC) as a key component of the regeneration process. With an eye toward the role commanders play in planning, preparing, and synchronizing reconstitutions after traumatic events, I examine reconstitution and COSC manuals to produce a theory positing that unit effectiveness varies with the steps military leaders take to incorporate COSC into reconstitution plans. I then test my theory using three historical cases, while also reflecting on one personal case (to wit, my experience reconstituting B Troop, 3-61 CAV after the Battle of COP Keating).


Descriptors :   *ARMY OPERATIONS , COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS , LOGISTICS , MILITARY COMMANDERS , MILITARY DOCTRINE , PLANNING , STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY) , THESES


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE