Accession Number:

ADA207002

Title:

Navy Combat SAR (Combat Search and Rescue): Past, Present, and Future?

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

Combat search and rescue CSAR in the U.S. Navy is a mission area of studied neglect. Although tasked through numerous directives to provide combat rescue coverage for its own forces, the Navy has yet to establish a viable capability to do so. In addition, there is no credible, dedicated aviation support for the SEALs to conduct special operationswarfare SPEC WAR. These two mission areas have received minimal attention since the end of hostilities in Southeast Asia. The author chronologically outlines the lessons learned from each of the Violent Peace operations the U.S. has been involved in starting with Vietnam. He applies those lessons to todays situation, outlines the Navys future plans and their shortfalls, and makes specific recommendations for a viable CSARSPEC WAR capability.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE