Marine Air-Ground Task Force: A Model for Future U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army Operations.
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MIL ITARY STUDIES
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This monograph examines the issue of joint warfare. it is limited to the aspects of air and ground integration. Specifically, this paper will focus the command and control of air interdiction and close air missions in support of ground operations. The purpose of this monograph is to consider alternative methods of employing air and ground units in future operations. The issue of air and ground integration will begin with a review of current joint doctrine. The paper focuses on the joint task force JTF concept and the functional command of the joint forces air component commander JFACC The paper also reviews Air Force and Army operations during the Persian Gulf War as a recent example of the application of joint doctrine. Next, the development, employment, and effectiveness of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force MAGTF are detailed. This monograph is organized into six chapters. The introduction covers the geo-political environment, research question and background material. Chapter Two reviews current joint doctrine, Chapter Three examines air-ground integration during the Persian Gulf War, and Chapter flour deals with the Marine Air-Ground Task Force MAGTF concept. Chapter Five details the analysis of the monograph by contrasting current joint doctrine against the MAGTF model. Finally, Chapter Six summarizes the main issues of the monograph and offers some recommendations for future Air Force and Army air-ground integration.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics