Accession Number:

ADA517222

Title:

Building and Commanding Expeditionary Units: Lessons from Kosovo

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The recent air campaign over Serbia and Kosovo has provided the latest chapter in the story of the deployment, employment, and redeployment of expeditionary aerospace forces EAF. Although it reconfirmed many lessons learned in other efforts, this experience included some new challenges from which we should learn as we mature our expeditionary concepts and prepare for the next inevitable conflict. Obviously, the lessons learned from this conflict will be multifaceted -- covering the entire spectrum of logistical support, force application, and political intrigue -- and voluminous. However, this article looks at a small but important piece of the EAF puzzle -- the creation and control of expeditionary units during a crisis. It addresses how and why the expeditionary force was organized for Operation Allied Force, responsibilities of an expeditionary-unit commander, lessons learned, and implications for the future.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE