The Identification and Prioritization of Light Infantry Research Issues
Final rept. Jan 1988-Mar 1990
LITTON COMPUTER SERVICES DIV FORT BENNING GA
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This report describes an attempt to identify and prioritize shortcomings and issues in Light Infantry doctrine and training. Information from U.S. Army Light Infantry doctrine publications, unit-specific programs, the U.S. Army Combined Arms Command, the Joint Readiness Training Center liaison officer from the U.S. Army Infantry School, computerized data bases, and other miscellaneous sources was examined. The initial review and analysis resulted in identifying over 170 training and doctrinal shortcomings. After further analysis, 154 shortcoming were evaluated by 17 subject matter experts serving in battalion staff positions in a Light Infantry division. Evaluations were based on the following criteria a the overall effect of the short-coming on the ability of the Light Infantry unit squad through battalion to successfully accomplish combat missions b the influence of the shortcoming on battlefield operating systems BOSs-which BOS was most affected c the nature or source of the shortcoming i.e., doctrine, training, organization, or equipment problems and d the level within the organization where a particular shortcoming had the greatest influence i.e., squad, platoon, company, battalion, brigade, division, or corps.
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