Battalion Essays

  • The 421st Medical Evacuation Battalion

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    mission requirements more readily available under the roof of one brigade level command. MEDEVACs had been operating under the roof of a medical brigade which encompassed several medical battalions, one of the battalions would have been a medical evacuation battalion, and within each medical evacuation battalion were four companies; three air ambulance companies and a ground ambulance company. Classically these four companies would have been all stationed independent... ... middle of paper ...

  • Pals Battalion Analysis

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    Europe in 1914. The Theory of Pal’s Battalions was introduced to help provide incentive for large numbers of men to enroll. The basis of Pals Battalions were that more men would sign up if they were promised that they could fight next to their neighbors, friends, and or coworkers. The idea was created by General Sir Henry Rawlinson who started with a group of stockbrokers from London and created a battalion of 1600 men who were the so-called “Stockbroker’s Battalion”. From here the theory spread like

  • A History of the 714th Tank Battalion

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    A History of the 714th Tank Battalion, 1942-45 The men of the 714th Tank Battalion served their country in its greatest time of need. A key element of the 12th Armored Division, the 714th fought in harsh conditions against a desperate German enemy for five consecutive months, driving the Nazi Armies from France and back into the German heartland. The 12th Armored Division was activated on 15 September 1942 at a freshly built Camp Campbell, Kentucky, and soldiers from across the nation began

  • God's Battalions

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    Stark, Rodney. God's Battalions: The Case for the Crusades. 1st ed. New York: HarperOne, 2009. 276 pp $11.05. God’s Battalions: The Case for the Crusades by Rodney Stark, will cause readers to question much of what they know about the Crusades, the Crusaders themselves, and the formidable Muslim forces they encountered along the way in liberation of the Holy Land. Stark gives compelling reasons for the Crusades, and argues that readers should not be too quick in following the lead of historians

  • Black Hearts Brigade by Jim Frederick

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    The story of the Black Hearts Brigade, told by Jim Frederick, starts out with the 1st Battalion of the 502nd Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division in the summer of 2005. The author starts with a brief chapter of the events that unfolded when four soldiers of this battalion went to a house, raped a girl and killed her and her family. In the first part of the book Frederick explains the grand strategy the US was taking in Iraq at the time, the history of the area named the triangle of death

  • Land Clearing in Vietnam

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    Land clearing became an important mission during the Vietnam War after realizing that soon after infantry soldiers would sweep an area the enemy would temporarily leave, then return and be able to once again hide in the dense jungle forest. Without any prior techniques on how to remove the thick vegetation the enemy found safety in, General William C. Westmoreland, commander of U.S. Military Assistance Command Vietnam, told his staff to begin exploring options of how to clear the jungle (Thomas)

  • Importance Of Brigade Conduct Officer

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    in Glee Club. Furthermore, it would give me another opportunity to improve upon my organization and time management as well as my patience. Other positions I have considered are any battalion positions. For example, if Brigade Conduct doesn’t work out, then maybe Battalion Conduct would be the move. Or perhaps Battalion ADEO since I have experience with that as well. I know though, that I will need to find a position where I’m interacting with people on a daily basis and one where I have the opportunity

  • Brigade Combat Team Case Study

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    For instance, the 4th ABCT deployed for a year-long deployment to Afghanistan, where a battalion was stripped off to work with another division, and two battalions were tasked to conduct security force advisor team (SFAT) missions, which is not their core combat mission and expertise. In addition, while in Theater COL Timmons, the brigade commander, the brigade CSM, and a battalion commander were killed in a convoy explosion, and COL Cutler was suddenly cast into the brigade command

  • Battle Of The Little Big Horn

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    The only way to gain the territory of the Black Hills was to wage war against the Sioux. The Battle of the Little Big Horn was one battle that the US will never forget. General George Custer led an army of men to take out the Sioux, one of the battalions was completely wiped out including Custer. The Sioux were very strong, but US had a lot more power and technology. Why did we get massacred? This question has been a mystery to many people throughout the years. Sergeant Windolph, of Benteen’s cavalry

  • Edsons and Carlsons Raiders

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    the Marine Raider Battalions, which was tested and perfected in combat. Although there were two Raider Commanders with very different views on how to prepare their marines, Evans Carlson and Merritt Edson were responsible for training lightly armed Marines for amphibious assaults. II. Body. 1. Historical Background a.     Forming of the Marine Raiders b.     Evans Carlson, Commanding Officer, 2nd Raider Battalion c.     Merritt Edson, Commanding Officer, 1st Raider Battalion 2. Training a.     Carlson’s

  • Analysis Of The Battle Of Jeans-Courcelette

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    The Battle of Flers-Courcelette- This was the major Battle which involved New Zealanders at Somme which commenced on the 15th of September. The New Zealanders were lead by Alexander Godley and under the total command of Sir Douglas Haig. General Haig decreed that the so-called Battle of Flers-Courcelette would start on 15th September and in it tanks, the Allies new weapon would be used for the first time. The fourth and Fifth Armies were to renew the offensive on this day, supported by a massive

  • JROTC Analysis

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    lowest honor. However, only 2 of the schools’ programs follow these regulations because that is the way the 4th Brigade of the United States has established for Army units. While the other branches follow a different grading scale. As a current Battalion

  • Ordinary Men by Browning

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    The men of Reserve Police Battalion 101 were just ordinary men, from a variety of backgrounds, education, and age. It would appear that they were not selected by any force other than random chance. Their backgrounds and upbringing, however, did little to prepare these men for the horrors they were to witness and participate in. The group was made up of both citizens and career policemen. Major Wilhelm Trapp, a career policeman and World War I veteran headed the battalion. Trapp joined the Nazi party

  • The Battle of Hamburger Hill “AKA” Hill 937

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    Valley. Five infantry battalions were leading the attack under Major General Melvin Zais, Commander of the 101st Airborne Division. Three units were American (the 1/506th, 2/501st, and 3/187th Infantry) and two came from the 1st Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) Division (the 2/1st and 4/1st ARVN). Colonel Joseph Conmy, Commander of the 3rd Brigade of the 101st Airborne, controlled and lead the main effort of the attack. His plan called for each of the five battalions to "air assault" into

  • Herbert M. Bautista

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    board director of the Katipunan ng mga Artista sa Pelikulang Pilipino at Telebisyon (KAPPT) and member of the Philippine Constitution Association (PHILCONSA) . Vice Mayor Bautista is also an Army Lieutenant Colonel. He belongs to the Light Armored Battalion of the Philippine Army Reserve Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. To sustain the objectives of the Arroyo Administration, he has joined the ranks of the administration party, LAKAS-NUCD, Quezon City Chapter. Vice Mayor Bistek, as we

  • Understanding the Battle of Hamburger Hill

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    Leaving Alpha Company as Battalion reserve the remainder of the Battalion began movement up Hill 937. It wasn’t long before Bravo Company began receiving heavy machinegun and RPG attacks from a well-disciplined enemy force in fortified positions. The unit responded again with accurate airstrikes, mortar

  • Theater Scheduled Phase Maintenance

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    Problem Statement In 2008 I served as an AH-64D Maintenance Test Pilot /Battalion Maintenance Officer in Delta Company 4-227TH Aviation Regiment in Camp Taji, Iraq. Delta Company was responsible for supervising Dyna Corp. Contractors at Camp Taji were conducting all AH-64 scheduled phase maintenance in theater. While there, the company ran into challenges meeting phase deadlines assigned by the Brigade Aviation Maintenance Officer due to the amount of flight time being flown and manpower assigned

  • Colonel Bell-Carter Biography

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    Lieutenant Colonel Bell-Carter was born in Cleveland, Mississippi, 9 January 1972. She graduated from Shaw High School in May of 1990 and enlisted in the Marine Corps in April of 1992 and graduated from recruit training Marine Corps Recruit Depot; Parris Island, South Carolina in July of 1992. Upon graduation from recruit training, she attended the Aviation Ordnance Course at Naval Air Station (NAS), Millington, Tennessee. Upon completion in November 1992, she attended the AV-8B Armament Organizational

  • Army Health System Essay

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    The Army Health System (AHS) is a component of the Military Health System that’s responsible for the operational management of medical support for training, predeployment, deployment, and postdeployment operations. The AHS is comprised of ten medical functions: mission command, medical treatment (organic and area), hospitalization, evacuation, medical logistics, preventative services, veterinary services, dental services, mental health, and medical laboratory services.The missions of health service

  • Batthe of Chipyon-Ni Korea

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    Amid the snow-covered hills in the tiny village of Chipyong-Ni, Korea, a battle ridden 23rd Regimental Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division made a decisive stand from February 13-15, 1951 that would lead to the first operational win against a much stronger and larger force. In what some considered being the Gettysburg of the Korean War, the Battle of Chipyong-Ni was a bitterly contested engagement between the X Corp, 23rd Regimental Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, under the command of COL. Paul