Accession Number:

AD1083523

Title:

To the Far Side: Engineer Support to Division and Corps Wet-Gap Crossings

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,25 Jun 2018,23 May 2019

Corporate Author:

Army School of Advanced Military Studies FORT LEAVENWORTH United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2019-05-23

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

This monograph assessed the ability of the current engineer force capability and capacity, to conduct multiple division and corps level wet-gap crossings, during large-scale combat operations. Using a structured and focused comparison, the research evaluated the engineer force structure available and used during two river crossing operations during World War Two. The research compared the findings with an evaluation of a theoretical and contemporary, division wet-gap crossing, using current US Army doctrine and force structure. The research exposed potential shortfalls in the divisions organic engineer assets as well as, engineer bridging capability and capacity within the US Armys active component.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE