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CALL Newsletter No. JRTC Leaders Training Program Observations

Assault Company UH, Max: Division Control EH, 2 ea. This task force organization creates unique challenges for the different types of aviation headquarters that provide its command and control.

This is particularly challenging for an assault battalion headquarters, who do well in the employment of lift assets but due to lack of expertise and less robust staffs have a more difficult time employing attack and cavalry assets. Since there is no TOE for a task force, it is incumbent on the task force commander to ensure that his organization is augmented with the necessary personnel to ensure he has the capability to command and control all elements of his command.

For instance, an assault battalion headquarters must bring an FSE and augmentation of the S2 shop. All aviation task forces must have staff augmentation to ensure that assault, heavy lift, air cavalry, attack, and MEDEVAC are represented. TMdated 30 April commonly known as the OHD Dash 10states the following, “The OHD helicopters are designed for use in close combat aerial reconnaissance, intelligence gathering, surveillance, target acquisition, and is armed for self-defense and targets of opportunity.

Such nondoctrinal command relationships as “in support of” or “direct support” have been tried without much success. The infantry battalion commander is not only faced with determining the best way to employ the helicopters but also such things as FARP requirements and locations, what type of turns the aircraft will make, weapons loads, locations of holding areas, battle positions, support-by-fire positions, and, of course, a fighter management plan.

One of the best ways to ensure integration of Army aviation in the conduct of search and attack is for the BCT commander to provide the aviation commander doctrinal reconnaissance and security missions along with the stated intent and a prioritization of effort.

Additionally, the BCT commander must require his aviation commander and each of his infantry battalion commanders to include in their backbrief how they will integrate aviation and infantry into the fight. This will ensure the optimization of both aviation and infantry staffs in determining the best use of their assets, and may well include OPCON of aircraft to an infantry battalion at a specified time and place.


During the defense, aviation will be required to fight across the entire BCT’s area of operations. This will normally be broken down into three distinctively different fights: In most successful BCT defenses, aviation assets destroy the majority of enemy vehicles prior to them reaching the MBA. This is accomplished by the aviation task force owning the ground, having priority of fires, and quickly massing upon located enemy.

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In addition to infantry and armor units, it is not unusual for the aviation task force to be given engineers, military intelligence sensors, medical personal, ADA, and support assets. Aviation staffs, by design, are much smaller than that of an infantry battalion; therefore, it is essential that when the aviation task force is given additional assets, the staff be augmented with personnel with expertise in all the areas represented.

The main battle area fight is in most cases the most difficult for the aviation task force. The BCT commander must resist the temptation to piecemeal his aviation assets by giving scout weapons teams SWTs to each of his infantry battalions. Instead he must allow the aviation commander to fight his task force in a way that allows him to quickly mass his forces when and where the enemy is located.

The identification of aviation battle positions BPs and support-by-fire positions SBF are essential to the MBA fight; however, they should never be used as holding areas. A hovering helicopter is very susceptible to being destroyed on the modern battlefield. As one of the few BCT maneuver elements that can quickly respond to any threat in the brigade’s area of operations, Army aviation will always be an important part of the rear battle.

This sometimes creates a command and control and clearance of fires problem because you have two units with the same mission working in the same area. Additionally, a brigade headquarters is designed to fight battalion 05 level units, not companies that have no staffs to do fire support planning, coordination for route clearance, passage of lines, and other staff related activities normally done by a battalion level headquarters.

The challenge for Army aviation is to train on the integration of all Battlefield Operating Systems BOS into the planning and execution of aviation missions. The challenge for the BCT commander is to avoid the urge to piecemeal his aviation forces, instead of requiring the aviation commander to accomplish doctrinal missions according to stated intent and prioritization of effort.

Ensure that you establish a rapport with the supported brigade as early in the process as possible to obtain their SOPs and make them aware of your capabilities.

Aviation battalion staffs are often specialized – attack, lift, or cavalry.


Consider bringing an assistant S3 from any attached units and integrate them into your staff as early as possible. The aviation task force commander must carefully select the aviation liaison LNO for the brigade his TF is supporting.

The LNO must be knowledgeable enough to answer technical and tactical questions regarding the employment of aviation assets in support of maneuver.

Consider regukation one of the field grade officers in the TF or a master warrant to serve as the aviation LNO. Aviation units have had difficulty maintaining their communications equipment, especially when they deploy to the JRTC as a task force.

Aviation battalions should request a signal officer be attached from their parent aviation brigade when deploying to the JRTC. Aviation unit commanders must ensure fighter management, weather, and capabilities are articulated when briefing their ability to support current and future operations.

Fighter management must be explained to the ground maneuver commander and staff so that this limitation foescom considered when developing regulatiion analyzing various courses of action.

Large numbers of personnel and aircraft are lost in aviation assembly areas because aviation units have difficulty securing themselves. Maneuver commanders must carefully weigh the risk to their aviation assets in determining whether to secure them with infantry or letting them use organic assets which in most instances are very limited.

Units must rwgulation able to run night tactical pickup zone PZ operations at the platoon level. Get the aviation liaison involved early in planning. Always plan for hot landing zones LZs and have a bump plan. Consider both single and multiple LZs during planning.

If LZs are obvious to you, they are also obvious to the enemy. The suppression of enemy air defense SEAD plan must be coordinated with the infantry. Use aviation to reposition frequently and rapidly.

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Use aviation to ensure communications, reconnaissance, and the aerial adjustment of fires. Flight techniques are important while conducting zone reconnaissance. For a zone reconnaissance, the graphics break a zone up into logical segments that can be systematically executed; i. Due to the nature of the terrain, it is imperative that aircrews fly slow enough to search down into the trees.

A common trend is for aircrews to fly at speeds between knots, which is too fast!

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Crews that slow down to speeds from effective transitional lift ETL to 30 knots are more successful in finding the enemy, cache sites, and other targets. Sign In Sign Out. Enter Your Email Address.