Accession Number:

ADA273957

Title:

Weapon System Replacement Operations Within a Heavy Division

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis, 1 Aug 1992-4 Jun 1993

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-06-04

Pagination or Media Count:

94.0

Abstract:

The objective of this thesis is to determine whether a heavy division can conduct weapon system replacement operations. The thesis is based on a scenario that takes place in Eastern Europe. The division is a balanced Mechanized Infantry Division conducting a deliberate defense. The U.S. Army has limited works on the conduct of the operation. The only time this type operation has taken place is during Desert Storm. The thesis incorporates the structure, and lessons learned from the Desert Storm operation. This information was gained by administering a questionnaire to members of the operation. A copy of the questionnaire results are included in the thesis. The analysis is based on the scenario, current and past U.S. Field Manuals, and the operation conducted in Desert Storm. The analysis demonstrates what is required for a division to conduct the operation. Five areas of the operation are analyzed. Command and Control Organizational Structure Replacement Crew, Weapon System Link-up Logistical Support and Training. The conclusion is that a division can conduct weapon system replacement operations. Reconstitution.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE