Loss of Warfighting Capability at the Chinook Company Level
MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA
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To keep up with the ever-changing face of battle, the United States Army, like most warfighting organizations, has undergone significant transformation in the past few years. In an effort to enhance combined arms operations at the tactical level, assets typically assigned at the Corps or echelons above Corps EAC level have been realigned to provide direct support to the Armys 10 active divisions. Within the Army Aviation transformation process, the CH-47D Chinook company is one such warfighting organization that has been moved from Corps to Division level. To facilitate this move, individual Chinook companies have changed from the H-series Modified Table of Organization and Equipment MTOE to the J-series MTOE, resulting in a significant loss of warfighting capability at the company level of employment. The post-transformation CH-47D company, now with 12 aircraft instead of 16, has lost a disproportionate amount of senior leadership and all operational and logistical assets that made the company self-sustainable. In the Armys attempt to become more flexible for task organization and more modular at the company level, it has crippled one of the most robust company-level organizations it possessed.
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