Accession Number:

ADA242117

Title:

The Emerging National Military Strategy of Power Projection and the Army's Contingency Corps

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis, 19 Jun-19 Aug 91,

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-06-07

Pagination or Media Count:

110.0

Abstract:

This thesis examines the force structure of the Armys contingency corps in light of the National Military Strategy that is emerging in the early 1990s. The environment that guided this nations strategic thinking changed significantly in 1989-90. The military strategy that is evolving as a result of this change depends on the ability of our armed forces to project power to a number of regions throughout the world. The Armys contingency corps is a military organization designed to execute rapid deployment in support of a strategy that relies on power projection. After reviewing the strategic background, this thesis applies the CGSC Methodology of Regional Force Planning to identify a feasible solution to determine the combat forces that are assigned to the contingency corps. The force structure issue is complicated by the need to rapidly project enough combat power from the United States to defeat sophisticated threat military forces that are equipped with lethal, modern weapon systems. The study concludes that a mix of combat forces, each with its unique capabilities and limitations, is required. The mix of forces provides for a great deal of flexibility and allows for one force to complement another when properly employed. The proposed contingency corps force structure includes a light infantry division, an airborne division, an air assault division, a motorized regiment, and an armored cavalry regiment.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE