Accession Number:

ADA517784

Title:

Maximizing Personnel and Expertise: Fire Support in the Infantry Battalion

Descriptive Note:

Issue paper

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-02-20

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Based on the artillery officers training and understanding of indirect surface fire systems, they are better suited than infantry officers to fill the role as the fire support team FiST leader and the battalion fire support coordinator FSC. The Marine Corps is currently in a state of transition, increasingly focused on getting back to its expeditionary nature. In this time of transition the Corps must examine how personnel are being utilized in the war-fighting discipline that is viewed as its greatest attribute, the application of combined arms. The question must be asked who is best suited to coordinate fire support assets Is it the infantry officer or the artillery officer

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE