The West German Territorial Army in Support of NATO
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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The study concludes 1 That NATO and FRG should agree upon an expanded tactical role for Territorial Army TA units in the Forward Defense Area 2 That the staffs of NATO forward deployed forces and FRG TA Forces in the Rear Combat Zone RCZ should authorize a special staff position for TA unit commanders or NATO unit commanders, respectively, to insure proper employment of units within their assigned areas 3 That joint training between NATO and TA units should emphasize tactical employment and the requirement to provide additional combat support units to the TA 4 That NATO commanders should be made aware of the roles of the TA, its capabilities and limitations, by all information means available and 5 That NATO war plans should be reviewed with the purpose of shifting rear area security missions within the Forward Defense Force Area to suitable TA units wherever and whenever feasible.
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