Accession Number:

ADA277590

Title:

United States Army Reserve in Operation Desert Storm. Countering the Terrorist Threat: The 3d Battalion, 87th Infantry

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ANDRULIS RESEARCH CORP BETHESDA MD

Report Date:

1993-05-10

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

This is one in a series of monographs describing and assessing the role of the United States Army Reserve in winning the war in the Persian Gulf. Much media attention was given to the activation, training and non-deployment of Army National Guard combat maneuver brigades judged insufficiently ready to deploy and perform their missions. This report, in contrast, tells the story of the activation, training, deployment and successful employment of an Army Reserve maneuver battalion. It is the story of the 3d Battalion, 87th Infantry, United States Army Reserve, performing a counter-terrorism mission in Germany in support of Operation Desert Storm. The battalion was trained to augment the security and defense of the Panama Canal if ever necessary, but was sufficiently flexible to perform a similar mission as part of V Corps near Frankfort. In this manner, the continuing security of key facilities, American military personnel and their dependents in Germany was ensured when V Corps troops were deployed to the war theater.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Geography
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE