Accession Number:

ADA251837

Title:

Employment of the 307th Medical Battalion (Airborne) in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm: A Personal Experience Monograph

Descriptive Note:

Study project rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-05-08

Pagination or Media Count:

419.0

Abstract:

This is a personal experience monograph written by the 307th Medical Battalion Airborne commander. The monograph details the significant unit events which occurred during the battalions nine months deployment to Saudi Arabia and Iraq, in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. The 307th Medical Battalion on Airborne was the first US Army medical unit to arrive in Saudi Arabia, supporting combat elements of the 82d Airborne Division. The battalion was one of only two functional medical battalions remaining in the Army inventory and was also the longest deployed division level medical unit of the Gulf War. The monograph documents the challenges and problem encountered by the nations contingency division medical battalion, beginning with its recent operational experience in Operation JUST CAUSE during the December 1989 invasion of Panama. Personnel, equipment and training events are documented. Key doctrinal capabilities of the Division clearing station are presented in detail, as are the successful blood, fluid, oxygen, treatment organization, packing lists and division medical supply planning figures. The sensitive issue of medical unit command is evaluated.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE