Command and Control Relationships and Organization of Engineer Support to the Heavy Division.
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
Pagination or Media Count:
This study is an analysis of the command and control C2 and organization of divisional and corps engineer units which provide engineer support to the AOE heavy division. The paper assumes that the US Army operations across France and Germany during 1944-45 offer many examples of the style of combat relevant to ALB. Given that assumption, the paper analyzes WW II engineer organizations and C2 doctrine, the actual practices of commanders and engineers during WW II, and recommendations for improving engineer C2 doctrine made by the General Board which met immediately after the war. From this analysis, characteristics of adequate engineer C2 and organization to support the division are derived. Having established these characteristics, the paper then compares them to current engineer C2 doctrine and organization. This exposes several deficiencies which are then viewed in light of ALB and its attendant changes.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Command, Control and Communications Systems