Accession Number:

ADA052760

Title:

Functions of Battalion Command Groups.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1975-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

This report describes research performed to determine the functions served by U.S. Army battalion command groups in the execution phase of combat operations. A model of command group functioning in combat operations was developed functions critical to effective combat performance in four types of operations attack, defense, delay, and road movement were identified and the tasks and activities related to each function specified. The four combat operations were analyzed to determine commonality and differences, and then to determine criticality of functions, combat-experienced officers rated each function for all four operations on an Importance Scale. Sixteen functions, 75 tasks, and 192 activities were identified. All functions were found to be common to all four operations. Among the subfunctions, 73 tasks and 118 activities were found to be common. The six-step explanatory model of command group performance, and a listing of all tasks and activities, classified according to functions associated with them, are presented in the report. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE