when augmented with tactical mobility assets. Normally the light infantry
division is assigned to Joint Task Force (JTF) or corps when executing its
mission as a fighting force.
The most unique aspect associated with the light infantry division is its
rapid deployability of the division to execute its mission.
infantry division is specifically designed for rapid deployment to counter
enemy threats and contingencies around the world.
When we think of this
division performing its mission, we should think "rapid response" and "short
execution periods" of its assigned mission.
Next we will consider the
capabilities of the light infantry division.
Light Infantry Division Capabilities
The light infantry division has a number of capabilities. The following are
significant capabilities of the light infantry division within the Army of
Defeats light enemy forces in a low- to mid-intensity conflict.
Can respond rapidly worldwide with credible forces.
Capable of seizing
Conducts operations in difficult weather and terrain.
Operates as a part of a joint amphibious force.
for up to a period of 48 hours.
Maintains the capability
Has a substantial night fighting capability.
While the light infantry division has its capabilities, it also has
Next we will present the limitations of the light infantry
Light Infantry Limitations
The light infantry division has limitations that must be considered. Listed
below are a number of significant limitations that must be considered when
employing the light infantry division:
Limited air defense capability.
Limited vehicle mobility.