Accession Number:

ADA508091

Title:

Reorganizing the Tank Battalion TOW and Scout Platoons

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS COMBAT DEVELOPMENT COMMAND QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-01-05

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Now more than ever, the modern battlefield has changed how the Marine Corps organizes, equips, trains, and fights. Small unit leaders are relying on their creativity and ingenuity to meet these unique challenges. Specifically, TOW and scout platoon commanders are rethinking the organization and employment of their units. Currently, tank battalions TOW and scout platoons are organized under the Headquarters and Service Company. The Marine Corps should organize the TOW and scout platoons into an anti-armor company to provide the tank battalion an addition maneuver unit with a more effective leadership structure that is qualified to conduct a wider range of tactical tasks and is better prepared to fight in the contemporary operating environment.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE