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Tactical Logistics Support for the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment.
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MIL ITARY STUDIES
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The 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment ACR deployed to Saudi Arabia in September 1990. During Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm its logisticians developed non-doctrinal combat service support CSS tactics, techniques, and procedures appropriate to the limited infrastructure of a force projection operation. This study evaluates those procedures for standard use by the newly-formed light ACR, the 2d ACR at Fort Polk, Louisiana. It contrasts organization for combat, command and control and movement techniques used by Support Squadron 3ACR in Saudi Arabia and Iraq with those planned and practiced for support of III Corps in a European scenario. It examines why those changes were made in accomplishing the CSS functions of manning, arming, fueling, fixing, moving, and sustaining. It next reviews the mission, composition, and XVIII Airborne Corps plans for employment of the 2ACR. The 3ACRs logistical organization for combat, command and control, and movement techniques are evaluated for feasibility and suitability in 2ACR operations. It concludes by evaluating the feasibility and suitability of 3ACR logistical organization and techniques in ODSS for 2ACR standard use, and makes recommendations for 2ACR organization and training. The use of multifunctional logistical company teams is supported, with adjustments for 2ACR composition and mission noted.
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