Army Aviation's Pacific Rebalance: Evolution Towards Maritime Operations
Technical Report,01 Jun 2015,26 May 2016
US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States
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US Army Aviation provides essential movement capabilities to maneuver and joint force commanders. Transitioning from exclusively land-based operations to potential maritime operations in the US Pacific command area of responsibility, Army Aviation faces increased demands to overcome geographical complexities to support joint operations. This monograph examines historical maritime operations where Army Aviations maritime applications provided commanders with increased options to achieve mission success. Army Aviation operations in the maritime domain pose unique challenges which require innovative adaptations of doctrine, organization, and training to overcome these operational challenges. Through continued doctrinal development and joint, multinational training exercises Army Aviation can augment existing maritime capabilities to increase the US militarys operational capacity in the US Pacific command area of responsibility.