19 Jun '16, 10pm

Time to Restructure the Army to Support Deployments

The Army Engineer Corps responded to the 2003 call for modularity by dividing the units maintained at the division level into smaller resources given straight to the brigades.[xiii] Engineers divided their construction battalion into modular horizontal and vertical construction elements designed to deploy at the company level. The higher headquarters then has the ability to reorganize into company teams as needed based on the mission requirements.[xiv] An analysis of the structure acknowledges its success, but asserts the Army Engineer Corps “needs to re-structure engineer construction companies again in order to support decisive action” and mitigate the capability gaps of units built for one task.[xv] The units in question conducted either vertical construction, horizontal construction, well digging, or multi-role bridge crossing operations.[xvi] These units contained mor...

Full article: http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/time-to-restructure-...

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