Accession Number:

ADA383871

Title:

82ND Airborne Division 2010: The Right Force Structure for the Twenty-First Century

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis 6 Aug 1999-2 Jun 2000

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-06-02

Pagination or Media Count:

118.0

Abstract:

This study investigates the likely optimal force structure for the 82nd Airborne Division in 2010, in light of future doctrinal and strategic requirements. As the United States strategic reserve, the 82nd Airborne Division has a requirement to be able to deploy and fight to win anywhere in the world on a moments notice. The study examines the history of the United States Armys airborne division from the Second World War until the present day, emphasizing the relevance of this capability under contemporary and future conditions. This study also examines the most likely structure options to meet future requirements and compares these options with each other in accordance with appropriate force capability criteria. This study concludes with a proposed likely optimal structure for the 82nd Airborne Division in 2010. The proposed structure provides recommendations for armament and weapons systems within the 82nd Airborne Division for the twenty-first century.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE