Supporting the Combatant Commander: Theater Bridge Management
Strategy research project
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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As the US Army transforms to the Objective Force there will be a reduction in the number of engineer units and personnel on the battlefield. To support todays Legacy Force and tomorrows Objective Force, the Army must reexamine its doctrine - it must become more proactive versus reactive. Engineers must become better at predicting when and where they will be required on the battlefield. The purpose of this paper is to focus on one critical engineer function, managing bridging assets at the theater level, and to maximize our capability today, as well as the capabilities of these assets that remain under the Objective Force. Tomorrows Objective Force is dependent on high tempo operations and assured mobility - thus the continuing need for a viable bridging infrastructure to support military operations. An enemys denial of the existing civilian bridging infrastructure could thwart the US militarys land capability, or require a level of effort that may be beyond projected capabilities.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics