Proposed Doctrine Based Structure of the Armored Reconnaissance Squadron
Technical Report,08 Aug 2016,09 Jun 2017
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS FORT LEAVENWORTH United States
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This project analyzed the organization of a Canadian Mechanized Brigade Groups CMBG armored reconnaissance squadron and compared how closely its current resourcing and structure match the expected tasks and missions in doctrine. Through content analysis, the study reviewed current doctrine at the formation level, the emerging threat and current armored reconnaissance doctrine. Once the doctrine was analyzed, frequently occurring essential tasks and capabilities where deduced. Each task implied a capability, which should be available to the squadron. A new structure was proposed based on the deduced required capabilities, utilizing organizational theory and current army practices. This structure advocated the manning of a close reconnaissance troop focusing on dismounted missions and the addition of a mortar troop organic to the squadron. The analysis also concluded that there would have to be continued use of ad hoc attachments for specialist high demand capabilities such as mobility and counter-mobility support.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics