UNIT RECONSTITUTION - A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

UNIT RECONSTITUTION - A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

by Edward Drea
     
 

in an ongoing CAORA study of the reconstitution of units. CAORA members ^
focused on several questions. These were: - --'
a) What criteria might a commander use to withdraw a unit from combat
operations; what criteria constitute grounds for the commander to recommend
a unit be withdrawn from combat?
b) Mow does the distribution of casualties within… See more details below

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in an ongoing CAORA study of the reconstitution of units. CAORA members ^
focused on several questions. These were: - --'
a) What criteria might a commander use to withdraw a unit from combat
operations; what criteria constitute grounds for the commander to recommend
a unit be withdrawn from combat?
b) Mow does the distribution of casualties within a particular unit
affect unit reconstitution?
c) What is the logistical system's response to personnel or equipment
losses much above anticipated levels--the reaction -to "surge" casualties
when reconstituting units? CAORA also requested a comparative historical
background of unit reconstitution in the 20th century be included in CSI's
final report.
Within these zuidelines, the following -methodology is employed. The
definitions-reconstitution, regeneration, sustaining- support 4 replacement,
reorganization, redistributed, resupply--are used in the context related in
Chapter 4, of CAORA's "Current Reconstitution Concept," and' are attached asappendix
1. This study proceeds from the general description of the unit
reconstitution system used in the two world wars to the particular
reconstitution of the 28th Infantry Division during and after the Schmidt,
Germany operation of November 1944. There is also a brief description of
Israeli Armv reconstitution procedures on the Sinai front in the 1973
Mid-Mast War, and the U.S. Army's experience in Vietnam.
The historical examples from World War I and World War II illustrate the
orocess of unit reconstitution and provide clues about general criteria
which may be useful in identifying units in need of reconstitution. A brief
overview of the British, French, German, and American schemes for unit
reconstitution in that those conflicts provides a comparative historical
basis. The French experience in World War I is most instructive because the
French high command regenerated an entire army after the 1917 military
mutinies. In -the World War II and Israeli examples, unit reconstitution for
armored forces receives attention.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148880196
Publisher:
ReadCycle
Publication date:
12/14/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
7 MB

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