Corps Engineer Operations Supporting Non-Linear Battle (CONLIB)
Rept. for Apr 90-Jun 91,
ARMY ENGINEER STUDIES CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA
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This reports aim is to assess the combat engineer brigade workload in support of an ALB-F Air Land Battle Future heavy corps. This report assumes the organic brigade engineer units satisfy the engineer workload within the immediate zone of brigade operations. The setting of this concept is a non- linear battlefield. The basic approach identifies engineer workload for a typical period of a scenario. Then, the Engineer Studies Center ESC divides the workload by the capability for the same period of a corps engineer battalion. Finally, the Center diverts some of battalion equipment workload to form equipment companies. ESC performed this study using two scenarios. In Europe, ESC calculated a one-day fires phase. In Southwest Asia, the Center calculated a four-day maneuver phase. ESC identified tasks with priorities. Tasks also identified the required engineer unit with associated squad and various equipment hours. ESC performed excursions and looked at five alternative structures. The Center compared all alternatives to the base case. The reports findings determine the future workload for a Corps Combat Engineer Brigade, the capability of a USAES U.S. Army Engineer School designed Combat Brigade to execute the calculated workload, and the optimal mix and number of units for this brigade within a fixed strength. ESC also offers additional suggestions to improve individual units.
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