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dc.contributor.advisorBailey, Michael P.
dc.contributor.authorHutchison, Steven J.
dc.dateJune 1991
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-15T23:29:56Z
dc.date.available2013-02-15T23:29:56Z
dc.date.issued1991-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/27967
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis documents a simulation study of light infantry operations in mid-to-high intensity conflict. An initial data analysis is performed using deliberate attack missions conducted at tile U.S. Army National Training Center (NTC) and compares the measures of effectiveness (MOE) of fully modernized heavy forces to the effectiveness of heavy forces operating with an attached light infantry battalion. This analysis includes development of a light infantry attack simulation which employed object oriented programming in MODSIM II. The simulation models light infantry operations in the NTC environment and is used to explore alternative tactical employment techniques designed to enhance unit performance on the AirLand Battlefield. This thesis also describes the tank and mechanized infantry task force. The light infantry task force, the heavy/light rotation concept, the deliberate attack mission, and the NTC environment and data collection capabilities. The simulation models an infantry attack against opposing forces in fixed, fortified positions. The model is a high resolution simulation which builds object code from infantry platoon level through battalion. The simulation depicts unit movements, attrition to indirect fires, and target engagements. The positioning of enemy forces is extracted from actual battlefield positions during an NTC deliberate attack mission. The simulation replicates close operations in which the light force mission is to gain an initial penetration of enemy barriers and pass the heavy force forward to continue the attack. The simulation study explores the use of light forces in alternative tactical scenarios.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/analysisoflighti00hutc
dc.format.extent118 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleAn analysis of light infantry effectiveness in mid-to-high intensity conflict deliberate attack missionsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderParry, Samuel H.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Operations Research
dc.subject.authorNational Training Center heavy/light rotationen_US
dc.subject.authorSimulationen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Operations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOperations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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