Accession Number:

ADA199632

Title:

Air Defense Priorities in Support of Airland Battle

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis Aug 1987-Jun 1988

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-06-03

Pagination or Media Count:

97.0

Abstract:

This study is an examination of the procedures and techniques used by corps and division headquarters to develop air defense priorities in support of AirLand Battle. The study begins with an examination of the role of the air defender in contributing to the overall initiative, agility, depth and synchronization of friendly forces on the battlefield. The study explores the doctrine for developing air defense priorities and links the successful application of this doctrine to the air defenders ability to contribute to success on the battlefield. Collection of data from active army corps and division level units revealed that the process for developing air defense priorities was not well understood. The procedures and techniques used are not standardized. Responsibilities for executing the required tasks have not been identified nor fixed to specific individuals in many headquarters. In many cases, the personnel involved in the process did not have either the required expertise or timely access to the information needed to accomplish their task. Theses.

Subject Categories:

  • Defense Systems
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE