Analysis of the 35th Division's Application of Operational Art During World War I
Technical Report,05 Jul 2016,25 May 2017
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS FORT LEAVENWORTH United States
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How did Army National Guard Divisions apply the elements of operational art during World War I The 35th Division served as a part of the AEF during World War I. The majority of academic research focused on the history of the 35th Divisions difficulties during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive due to disorganization, poor artillery support and a bias against the National Guard. This study focuses on how the divisions application of the elements of operational art influenced the divisions ability to conduct successful operations. The Meuse-Argonne Offensive is an example of the application of operational art by Army National Guard Divisions. The operations required the 35th Division to apply operational art. The divisions application of operational art exhibits the linkage between the elements of end state and conditions, decisive points, tempo, phasing and transitions, culmination, and operational reach.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics