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Regionally Aligned Forces Europe Produce Long-Term Readiness

by LTC Dan Hodermarsky, MAJ Brennan Speakes and MAJ Oliver Davis

First Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division – a unit supporting the Regionally Aligned Forces Europe mission – built readiness in the short term at small-unit level (platoon/company), at higher collective level (battalion/brigade) and, in the long term, as a real-world leader-development laboratory.

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Achieving Platform Proficiency within a Heavy Cavalry Squadron

by SFC Larry D. Finefield Jr.

The leadership of 2nd Squadron, 13th Cavalry Regiment, relied on doctrine, experience and the expertise of their master gunners to develop a deliberate doctrinal training plan aimed specifically at the fundamentals of leader certification, in-depth skills testing and focused rehearsals to ultimately improve the squadron’s Q1 rate to 100 percent.

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Cavalry Operations in the Republic of Korea: Phase 0 Reconnaissance

by CPT Colton C. Parr and CPT Andrew Robichaud

Today there are many adversaries in locations across the globe that have the potential to erupt into armed conflict. This is where Phase 0 reconnaissance becomes a critical factor in the United States’ ability to effectively respond should armed forces be required to deploy to at-risk areas.

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The Combined-Arms Breach in the Korean Theater of Operations: A Summary of Lessons-Learned

by LTC Mark R. McClellan, CPT Christopher D. Mathews, CPT Sean T. Rabbitt, 1LT Lynn M. McCrum and 1LT Roman L. Burke

Many of our Army’s formations are underprepared for combat operations in theaters that could become the next major war zone of the 21st Century. For example, training operations at National Training Center do not prepare our Army for combat in the Korean Theater of Operations.

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Sustaining the Counterfire Task Force-Korea

by CPT Patrick O’Brien

The cavalry squadron in Korea is the main organization the CFTF commander has available for reconnaissance and security across non-contiguous artillery positions, two corps boundaries and the Korean peninsula. The forward-support company is a profound multiplier to the CFTF.

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Dakota First Responder

by CPT Raymond Oberle

U.S. armed forces have maintained air superiority for almost two decades of combat. This achievement allowed swift medical evacuation in both urban environments and mountainous terrain. However, what if we did not own the sky? How can we prepare for a situation in which medical evacuation will be delayed for a day or will never come?

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Generating Incentive and Motivation in the Cavalry and Armor Community

by CPT Kyle D. Woods and CPT William C. Forrest

The U.S. Army must establish an elite armored reconnaissance and security organization in a desirable location to retain top-performing individuals within the Armor Branch. In addition, fundamental structural reform is needed to reinvigorate the Armor community.

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On the Employment of Cavalry

by MAJ Amos C. Fox

As the U.S. Army looks again to large-scale combat operations as a potential answer in the new era of Great Power competition, it is necessary to ponder the cavalry’s role. Balancing a historical perspective while maintaining a watchful eye on current and future armed conflict, a number of ideas or principles on the employment of cavalry come to the fore.

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Work the Problems: Tanker Thought

by CPT Adriano Santiago Garcia

Tank leaders face difficulties and create solutions when they know their machines are not state-of-art. As an example, we will analyze a tank company equipped with the basic version of a Leopard 1A5 tank and look at how tank leaders work to minimize their problems.

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When Cavalry Attacks: The Battle of Palmetto Ranch, 1865

by MAJ Nathan Jennings

The military history of the United States, during the Civil War in particular, is replete with instances of American cavalry successfully conducting hasty-attack operations. For example, at the Battle of Palmetto Ranch, 2nd Texas Cavalry Regiment employed speed and close-combat firepower to mitigate its enemy’s initiative and infantry mass.

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It Is, So What, Therefore and Who Else Needs to Know! A Paradigm for Operations Centers

by COL Harry "Zan" Hornbuckle

We need to consider a paradigm we can use for uncommon events that force us outside our procedures. I recommend that an operations center considers the paradigm "it is, so what, therefore and who else needs to know."

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Improper CAS Integration During Planning at Battalion Level: A Threat to Future Operations?

by SFC Morgan S. Wallace

One area that tactical units still struggle with is the integration of close air support in planning and executing decisive action. To achieve greater success against a near-peer enemy, our units must resolve this shortfall.

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