Does the Heavy Maneuver Brigade Commander Need an Organic Reconnaissance/Security Organization?
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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This study investigates whether a deficiency exists in the reconnaissance and security assets at the heavy maneuver brigade level. Using the battlefield BluePrint and the layering effect of reconnaissance from corps to brigade level units, the study determined that a deficiency exits at the maneuver brigade level. The current brigade has two inherent problems. One is not having an asset to complement the reconnaissancesecurity assets at division and battalion. The second is not having a dedicated, responsive ground reconnaissancesecurity force to compliment electronically based resources. Brigade mission requirements, as determined by CBRS, were compared with the mission profile of a brigade reconnaissancesecurity asset which determined the doctrinal requirements for such an organization. It suggests a layering system of reconnaissance and security which is charged with acquiring the commanders vital information needs as expressed in his Priority Intelligence Requirements PIR . The study also provides the basis for determining the required size of the reconnaissance organization by comparing the reconnaissance security, and deployability of several different reconnaissance organizations. The author recommends the Armor School conduct an in-depth study on the feasibility of this concept.
- Military Forces and Organizations