Accession Number:

ADA509843

Title:

The Mission of the United States Air Force and its Support to the United States Army Compared to the Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Concept

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

When Executive Order 9877 was signed in 1947, it granted the United States Air Force its autonomy from the U.S. Army and delineated its new roles and responsibilities. One responsibility, support to ground forces, has remained a point of contention between the Army and the Air Force. Should the Air Force adopt more of a combined arms approach in the employment of combat forces, it would become part of a much more formidable combat force. This force would be similar to what is known as a Marine Air Ground Task Force or MAGT.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE