Equipment, Organization and Command and Control Relationships of Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Support to the Heavy Division,
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
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This study investigates whether the Military Intelligence Battalion, organic to the Army of Excellence Heavy Division, is equipped, organized, and has the optimal command and control relationships to support in accordance with current doctrine. Intelligence and Electronic Warfare lessons are cited from World War II and the Vietnam conflict for use in the study. Doctrinal requirements from FM 34-1, Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Operations and the basic tenets of AirLand Battle from FM 100-5, Operations are used to analyze the thesis question. The study concludes that the Military Intelligence Battalion, with additional corps assets and doctrinal interfaces, is equipped to support a Heavy Division. However, the Battalion is severely limited in its ability to sustain operations due to the current equipment authorizations. The study concludes that the Military Intelligence Battalions current organization supports doctrine, there is an evolutionary need to consider organizing the companies as they will fight. The study concludes that the current command and control relationships need to be doctrinally expanded to facilitate operations and sustainment.
- Military Intelligence