Accession Number:

ADA164741

Title:

Winning Teams: Mobilization -- Related Correlates of Success in American World War II Infantry Divisions.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-05-10

Pagination or Media Count:

206.0

Abstract:

This thesis identifies characteristics successful American infantry divisions had in common during World War II and the extent to which those characteristics were unique. The study discusses stateside trainig, overseas deployment and first major battle, and sustaining effectiveness for prolonged periods. Winning Teams addresses the full range of personnel, operational, training and logistical issues, yet finds personnel stability, retraining overseas, preliminary combat prior to major combat, the resemblance of combat to trainig, and an episodic pace of combat the most significant factors distinguishing successful infantry divisions from those that fared less well.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE