Accession Number:

ADA603230

Title:

Tanks Within The Marine Air Ground Task Force: A N/A Versatile Combat Multiplier Throughout the Full Spectrum of Operations

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-04-26

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The Marine tank has been an invaluable part of the Marine Air Ground Task Force. The current Marine M1A1 Main Battle Tanks lethality, maneuverability, and survivability remain largely unmatched. However, the current operational environment has not seen the employment of Marine tank units. Further, the Marine Corps will be facing a transitional period in the coming years. There will most certainly be an increased emphasis on core competency oriented training. Tank and infantry integration training will be a must. The current modifications to the Marine M1 A1 were developed with the future in mind. It will be imperative for the Marine tank community to ensure the tanks new capabilities are integrated as the force transitions.

Subject Categories:

  • Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE