Engineer Force Structure for Division Mobility Operations
[Technical Report, Monograph]
US Army School for Advanced Military Studies
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As the primary tactical headquarters for large-scale combat operations, divisions need an organic engineer command and control headquarters to synchronize combined arms mobility operations. The US Armys shift out of counterinsurgency operations and into large-scale combat operations requires divisions to be highly mobile. Two historical case studies focus on the robust engineer task organization to both heavy and light divisions, and the impacts of a brigade engineer headquarters in mobility operations. During World War II and the Persian Gulf War, US Army divisions used echelon above brigade combat team engineers for large-scale gap crossing and breaching operations. These engineer forces were engineer groups, transformed into todays engineer brigades.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Civil Engineering