By Richard G. Davis
For the previous 80 years the U.S. army institution has labored to combine air strength into its doctrine, approach, strength constitution, and strategies with a purpose to maximize the nation's safeguard. This learn by way of Dr. Richard Davis, ready for the place of work of Air strength heritage, highlights one element of this procedure, that of delivering the main powerful mixture of military and air forces to prosecute floor war.
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14 These reservations were reflected in the Joint Chiefs of Staff action of January 17, 1963, which directed the US Strike Command (USSTRIKECOM) to test and evaluate both the Army's mobility concepts and the Air Force's capacity to enhance them. At the same time, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Earl G. Wheeler authorized the formation of the 11 th Air Assault Division to conduct the Army's portion of the JCS mobility tests. Mr. McNamara supported this initiative by authorizing an additional 15,000 uniformed Army personnel.
6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. Area Surface-to-Air Missiles/Air Defense Fighter Point Air Defense Counter Heliborne Assault Tactical Missile Threat Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Systems Rear Area Operations Centers (RAOC) Host Nation Support Security Equipment Air Base Ground Defense Air Base Ground Defense Flight Training Rear Area Close Air Support Mobile Weapon System Ground Electronic Combat Against Enemy Attack Airborne Radar Jamming System Precision Location Strike System (PLSS) Joint Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (J-SEAD) Combat Search and Rescue Rotary-wing lift support for Special Operations Joint Tactical Missile System Army and Air Force Munitions Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Night Combat Battlefield Air Interdiction Joint Target Set Theater Interdiction Systems Close Air Support Air Liaison Officers and Forward Air Controllers Manned Aircraft Systems Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System TR-1 Manned Tactical Reconnaissance Systems Intratheater Airlift POM Priority List Additions After 22 May 1984 32.
Current programs, including their sunk costs, would not be excluded from examination. Above all, the process would not be constrained by traditional service roles and missions, but would determine the service better suited to carry out each task essential to combat operations. The TOR specified that the process identify the essentials of AirLand combat by first examining the exact missions to be accomplished. It defined three AirLand operational mission areas: collection of information; fusion and dissemination of intelligence; and command, control, and employment of forces.
31 Initiatives: A Study in Air Force - Army Cooperation, The by Richard G. Davis