Thursday, December 12, 2019


When Army can't bring itself to send a whole division. Like we had any of those anymore.
The force deploying from the U.S. mainland will be the equivalent of a heavy division, according to Brig. Gen. Sean Bernabe, G-3 for U.S. Army Europe. The major participating units include soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division, 1st Armored Division, 1st Infantry Division, 3rd Infantry Division and 82nd Airborne Division, according to a slide presented at the Association of the U.S. Army annual gathering Tuesday. “The 1st Cavalry Division will serve as the primary training audience for both a command post exercise and a live wet-gap crossing taking place in Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area in northwestern Poland,” Bernabe said at the panel on Defender 2020. 
Jeebus, the quote even references a powerpoint slide of divisonary. It goes without saying that the missing army divisions in Europe are fully represented by staff and generals at the various NATO Headquarters.


SCOTTtheBADGER said...

During the War, a Task Force was made up of two or more Task Groups. I Task Group would be two Fleet carriers, and two INDEPENDENCE Class CVLs, and their escorts.

With a certain percentage of ships coming or leaving the AOR, and some in overhaul, we cuurently do not have the ability to send a Task Group, much less a Task Force, anywhere.

With the BURKEs being modern ATLANTA class CLAA equivilants, and not DDs, who would ever thought that the USN would ever see the day that it did not own a single destroyer, but would have a dozen or so of non combat capable Little Coffin Ships?

capt fast said...

It does little for the sailors confidence to have his ship castigated in such manner. do LCS even carry life rafts or is Navy Main so all fired sure it's unnecessary as there will be no survivors???

HMS Defiant said...

You know that is a good question. The life raft requirement was based on the initial manning document that specified a crew size of x. It is now almost 2x but I'll bet NAVSEA hasn't gotten around to approving the ShipAlt to install double the number of life rafts. Things move pretty slow at NAVSEA.