Accession Number:

ADA222898

Title:

Bringing Gators into the Fold - A Look at Amphibious Doctrine

Descriptive Note:

Study project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-04-02

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

Throughout the history of United States naval operations, one can see the importance of amphibious operations in support of achieving national objectives. The sailors and soldiers of the amphibious forces have proven their worth in wartime and peace. But history also shows that they have not been able to do it alone. Every large scale amphibious mission has been in concert with or supported by other naval forces, including air, surface and sub-surface assets of a carrier battle group CVBG or battleship battle group BBBG. However, the standardized doctrine organization and general procedures under which these battlegroups function as delineated in Naval Warfare Publication 10-1, Composite Warfare Commanders Manual, is not in concert with, nor takes into consideration the doctrine of amphibious forces, as prescribed in JCS Pub 3-02, Joint Doctrine for Amphibious Operations. This paper looks at both doctrines, and recommends areas that can be emphasized for further integration. The desired end-result is a naval amphibious task force that can fulfill its assigned mission and take advantage of all the capabilities of its various elements in a cohesive, synergistic manner. EDC

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE