Achieving Operational Flexibility through Task Organization. by Brian North

By Brian North

On the eve of worldwide battle II, the U.S. military used to be a small cadre strength with out deployable wrestle divisions. due to years of education and making plans in the course of the interwar years, the military accomplished the transformation right into a large association with a number of military teams unfold the world over in under 4 years. This new military displayed impressive battlefield flexibility. Doctrine and coaching guided senior leaders within the eu Theater of Operations to make sure overwhelming strive against strength on the aspect of assault. They continually shifted their divisions, a constrained asset at the continent for almost all of 1944, among corps headquarters instantly ahead of significant battles. Many divisions replaced corps assignments 4 occasions in a three-month interval and corps moved among armies frequently without obvious trouble. altering job association within the face of the enemy is a posh venture, affecting command relationships, logistics, and each different employees function....

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Commanders operated within their higher headquarters intent, with or without direction or confirmation of their plans. {63} All of this decentralization would seem to make it more difficult for units to change task organization, however, the doctrine provided the framework to combine the common understanding of how to solve problems with standardized formats for orders and reporting. Essentially a standard operating procedure for the entire United States Army, Field Manual 100-5 Staff Officers Field Manual was the common reference for staff procedures.

This new army displayed remarkable battlefield flexibility. Doctrine and training guided senior leaders in the European Theater of Operations to ensure overwhelming combat power at the point of attack. They constantly shifted their divisions, a limited asset on the continent for the majority of 1944, between corps headquarters immediately prior to major battles. Many divisions changed corps assignments four times in a three-month period and corps moved between armies on a regular basis with no apparent difficulty.

One of the major factors that contributed to the success of the American army was organizational flexibility. This flexibility enabled commanders to exploit opportunities by shifting units where needed. The infantry division was the basic combined arms unit in the army’s concept for large unit employment. {10} The decision to land in Normandy, France, added more operational limitations driven by terrain and ports available. Once the Allies broke out of the bocage of Normandy, the front expanded eastward without a natural break creating a widening and contiguous battlefield unlike experienced in any other theater.

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