Battlefield Organization: Does It Degrade the Concept of the Operation's Effectiveness in Accomplishing the Mission?
Master's thesis, 2 Aug 95-7 Jun 96,
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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This study investigated how battlefield organization effects the commanders ability to accomplish his mission. Using FM 100-5, dated 1993, AirLand Battle, battlefield organization is defined as close, deep, and rear, which also encompasses the traditional five complementary elements. Specifically, for combat arms at brigade level and below, does the use of battlefield organization degrade the commanders concept of the operation in accomplishing the mission Utilizing a survey group, the study determined the relationship of battlefield organizations relationship with concept of the operations effectiveness. The study used the survey group to measure how effective the concept of operation communicated its essential elements. Based on the measured understanding, the study established a quantitative measure on the effectiveness of the concept of the operation. After establishing a known reference point, the study then measured the survey groups use of battlefield organization relative to those same concept of the operations. From these measurement, the research was able to establish conclusions on battlefield organizations utility and influence on the concept of the operations effectiveness.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics