Accession Number:

ADA517788

Title:

The Case for Organic Mobility: Enhancing the Tactical Tempo of the Infantry Battalion

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-01-05

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

In todays operating environment, the ability to maintain tempo is what gives the Marine Corps freedom of action to impose its will on the enemy. The days of marching mass formations across Europe are gone. In the current fight, Marines must move quickly to the decisive point in the battle space. The manner in which the Marine Corps now motorizes infantry battalions is inefficient and inhibits responsiveness to exploit potential successes. The Marine Corps should provide the infantry battalion an organic motorized capability to achieve greater tempo at the tactical level.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE