The Role of Combat Heavy Engineer Battalions in Nation Assistance.
Master's thesis 1 Aug 90-7 Jun 91,
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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This study establishes guidelines for military planners to consider when employing combat heavy engineer battalions on national assistance projects. The guidelines are based on analyzing the theories of nation assistance, assessing the capabilities and limitations of the combat heavy engineer battalion, and studying lessons learned from nation assistance projects completed in the last decade. Nation assistance is examined from the standpoint of helping a host nation to become self sufficient by teaching people to help themselves, of countering an insurgency, and of furthering the national interests of both the host nation and the United States. The capabilities and limitations of combat heavy engineer battalions are assessed by looking at the organization, training, personnel, skills, and assigned equipment of these units. The Armed Forces Component System is discussed for use on nation assistance projects. The specific case studies include AHUAS TARA 89 in Honduras, Dirkou Airfield in Niger, Camino de la Paz 88 in Costa Rica, U.S. Army Corps of Engineer projects in Saudi Arabia, Task Force Rock Eagle in Belize, Operation No-Problem in Jamaica, civic action teams in Panape, Fuerzas Unidas 89 in Bolivia, and school construction in Bangladesh.
- Government and Political Science
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics