LEARNING EVENT 2
US ARMY DIVISIONS
The purpose of this learning event is to provide you with a fundamental
understanding of each separate division in the US Army of Excellence
Each division will be discussed separately.
include the following:
The primary intent is to provide the basis for comprehension of the
organizations, capabilities, limitations, and weapon systems of the various
divisions. Additionally, functions of each division with respect to AirLand
Battle doctrine will be discussed.
We will present the organization, capabilities, limitations, and weapon
systems of the heavy division. The heavy division is the primary fighting
organization of the US Army of Excellence structure.
The fact that the
heavy division is the primary fighting organization is an important concept.
Heavy divisions are designed to operate across the total spectrum of
All US Army heavy divisions are trained and equipped to provide a credible
deterrence the day before the war.
They are prepared to fight successful
battles on the first day of the war. On the second day they are prepared to
win whatever battles are necessary to terminate the war on favorable terms.
The soldiers who fight under all terrain and weather conditions are trained
to protect their equipment and themselves in any environment.
The key to
victory is well trained leaders and soldiers.
They must be prepared for
worldwide commitment with other services and allies.
Armored or Mechanized
The heavy division is organized into two divisions.
It can either be an
armored division or a mechanized division. The type of division depends on
the number and type of maneuver battalions assigned.
The factor which
determine the composition of the heavy division is the TOE.
The organization of the mechanized and armored battalions has changed
significantly under the J-series TOE. Integration of the new family of
fighting vehicles has greatly increased the mobility and lethality of