Accession Number : ADA262665


Title :   The Light Armored Cavalry Regiment -- Reconnaissance Force of the Future


Descriptive Note : Monograph


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES


Personal Author(s) : Littel, Mark T.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA262665


Report Date : DEC 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 60


Abstract : This monograph discusses the current viability of the Light Armored Cavalry Regiment as the designated cavalry regiment for contingency force operations. As force projection is now the strategy of the United States, it is especially important that the Light Armored Cavalry Regiment be properly organized and equipped to conduct assigned missions in this environment. This monograph examines the history of the cavalry regiment from World War II to present day, with an emphasis on the characteristics of wartime employment of the Light Armored Cavalry Regiment. Analysis of the capabilities of the Light Armored Cavalry Regiment is executed against specific criteria, and contrasted with the heavy cavalry regiment as a basis for comparison. The Light Armored Cavalry Regiment is a viable component in the context of force projection operations with a contingency corps. The primary use of the Light Armored Cavalry Regiment as a reconnaissance and limited security force is recommended. The Light Cavalry Regiment can accomplish its missions within the confines of this study.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY HISTORY , *SECURITY , *ARMORED VEHICLES , *RECONNAISSANCE , *REGIMENT LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , *CAVALRY , DEPLOYMENT , ARMY EQUIPMENT , VIABILITY , PROTECTION , LETHALITY , LIGHTWEIGHT , EVOLUTION(GENERAL) , MISSIONS , MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , COMPARISON


Subject Categories : MILITARY FORCES AND ORGANIZATIONS
      MILITARY INTELLIGENCE
      COMBAT VEHICLES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE