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APRIL-JULY 2016 Volume 105, Number 2
PB 7-16-2BG PETER L. JONES
Commandant,U.S. Army Infantry School
RUSSELL A. ENOEditor
MICHELLE J. ROWANDeputy Editor
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32 AN EXERCISE IN MISSION COMMAND: THE PANTHER BRIGADE IN OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE COL Curtis A. Buzzard LTC John C. White MAJ Jared N. FergusonThe 3rd Brigade Combat Team (BCT), 82nd Airborne Division (Panther Brigade) completed a nine-month deployment (December 2014 through September 2015) to Iraq as part of Operation Inherent Resolve. Throughout the deployment, paratroopers and leaders at all levels from the youngest private to the BCT commander were challenged every day in some capacity and learned many valuable lessons.
42 A COLD, SOGGY, BOGGY SLOG: GROUND FORCES IN HIGHER LATITUDE COMBAT Lester W. Grau There are apparently no spots on the planet that are so remote, so inhospitable, and so devoid of transport and infrastructure that man will not fight over the possession of them. Mountains, jungles, and deserts have all seen their share of combat. People have even fought in the Arctic and in proximity to the Antarctic and not just the indigenous populations. The land areas approaching and within the Arctic and Antarctic Circles provide unique challenges to military operations.
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InFantry news 2 OMEGA-3 STUDY AIMS TO GIVE SOLDIERS A COGNITIVE ADVANTAGE Desiree Dillehay 3 USAHEC LOOKING FOR NCOS TO GATHER STORIES Jonathan (Jay) Koester 3 MCOE PUBLISHES TC 3-22.9 Doctrine and Collective Training Division
ProFessIonal Forum 4 MISSION COMMAND IN OPERATION ATLANTIC RESOLVE: LEADERSHIP LAB CPT Jonathan Challgren 9 THE RUSH: HOW SPEED CAN SAVE LIVES MAJ Nick Barringer Martin Rooney 13 RUSSIAN HYBRID WARFARE AND ITS RELEVANCE TO THE US INFANTRY MAJ Amos C. Fox 16 LEADER COMMUNICATION: CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? LTC (Retired) Martin M. Reyna 18 ARMORED TASK FORCES: NATOS COMBINED ARMS ANSWER TO THE RUSSIAN CHALLENGE MAJ Nathan Jennings 22 CF-SOF INTEGRATION: A PLATOON LEADERS EXPERIENCES DURING VILLAGE STABILITY OPS CPT Ryan Cross 26 RISING TO THE CHALLENGES OF CREATING A READY ARMY: AN INTERVIEW WITH LTG GUSTAVE F. PERNA, US ARMY DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF FOR LOGISTICS, G-4 29 BCT 2020 LOGISTICS: WHERE THE RUBBER MEETS THE ROAD CPT Bridget I. Day
traInIng notes 49 TRAINING INNOVATION CENTER SHOWS PATH TO FUTURE ARMY TRAINING MAJ Michael Stinchfield 51 TOMAHAWKS TAKE ON NTC: STRYKERS IN A COMPLEX FIGHT 1LT Kevin P. Bassney 56 THE MARRIAGE OF SCIENCE AND ART: UTILIZING DOCTRINE TO CONDUCT UNCONVENTIONAL OPERATIONS 1LT Julian D. Kim 60 THE STRYKER-TANK COMPANY TEAM CPT Ryan Kertis CPT Tom Ibarra
64 TACTICAL EMPLOYMENT OF THE RAVEN SUAS CPT Christopher J. Colyer 66 UKRAINES VOLUNTEER BATTALIONS MAJ Michael Cohen SSG Matthew Green
lessons From the Past 70 A LEGACY OF PRINCIPLES AND LEADERSHIP: DECISIVE VICTORY AT COWPENS CPT Brady Dearden
Book revIews 77 KONTUM: THE BATTLE TO SAVE SOUTH VIETNAM By Thomas P. McKenna Reviewed by Gerald Williams 77 VIETNAM ROUGH RIDERS: A CONVOY COMMANDERS MEMOIR By Frank McAdams Reviewed by LTC (Retired) Rick Baillergeon 78 SWARM TROOPERS: HOW SMALL DRONES WILL CONQUER THE WORLD By David Hambling Reviewed by Dr. Robert J. Bunker
ON THE COVER:An Infantryman with the 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, instructs Iraqi army soldiers of the 75th Brigade, 16th Division, during a breach assault and building clearance course at Besmaya Range Complex, Iraq, on 18 April 2015. Soldiers of the 2-505th PIR trained Iraqi soldiers on a number of combat skills as part of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolves building partner capacity mission. (Photo by SGT Deja Borden)
BACK COVER:Students endure the first day of Ranger School during RAP (Ranger Assessment Phase) week at Camp Darby, Fort Benning, Ga., on 25 July 2016. (Photo by: Patrick A. Albright)
2 INFANTRY April-July 2016
Omega-3 Study aimS tO give SOldierS
a COgnitive advantage
Second lieutenants entering the Infantry Basic Officer Leaders Course (IBOLC) at Fort Benning, Ga., can now participate in a study that will determine if omega-3 supplementation improves cognitive processes in high-performing warfighters.
The Ranger Resilience and Improved Performance on Phospholipid Bound Omega-3s study, conducted by the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), is a voluntary, double-blind placebo trial that will last until spring of 2018, said Bernadette Marriott, Ph.D., professor and director of the Nutrition Section, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at MUSC.
Were assessing cognitive processes. Specifically, we are studying concepts such as decision making and attention and impulsivity, and were doing this with computer-based cognitive tests, said Marriott.Were hoping to learn if we can improve cognitive performances under stress, because these young people, who are going through [IBOLC] and Ranger [school], are clearly under stress during specific times in their programs. Were testing them during those times.
The studys protocol specifically targets the population of young Soldiers as top performing, tactical athletes, according to CPT Jeffrey Wismann, Platoon Leader Academy officer in charge and commander of C Company, 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment.
What is unique in this study is we are testing this on what we consider some of our highest tier performers by selecting Infantry officers as the test group. And we still want to see if we see a relative increase in their performance, specifically their cognitive performance, as a result of supplementation.
According to Marriott, participants will first be briefed and have the opportunity to ask questions before signing up and conducting their baseline testing.
Once they are in the study, they will be randomized into the placebo and experimental groups and will receive their first eight-week supply of capsules. At eight weeks, theyll check in with the MUSC team for their assessments and receive their next eight-week supply. Participants will also be assessed before and after Ranger School.
MUSC worked with the courses leadership to determine recruitment strategies, such as providing a free six-month supply of the omega-3 supplements to participants when they finish the study, added Marriott.
They need to make assessments related around specific physical events embedded in our course, and we helped [MUSC] identify what those key and critical times are so they can get their best research results, said Wismann.
The goal is to invest in Soldiers themselves the same kind of capability overmatch on the battlefield as would be achieved with a weapon system with a greater range or greater explosive power, Wismann said.
Its extremely important for all of our combat arms leaders to be able to exercise cognitive dominance, because it is no longer just a matter of getting to the front lines, of getting to the fight. They now have to be able to make potentially, not only life-altering, but strategic decisions at the lowest levels at the front lines while physically exhausted, he said.
(Desiree Dillehay works for the Fort Benning Public Affairs Office.)
Maneuver Center of Excellence photo
Second lieutenants assigned to the 199th Infantry Brigades Infantry Basic Officer Leaders Course exit a Stryker during a field training exercise at Fort Benning.
The Maneuver Center of Excellence (MCoE)and the Doctrine and Collective Training Division announce the recent publication of Training Circular (TC) 3-22.9, Rifle and Carbine. This new TC provides Soldiers with the critical information for their rifle or carbine and how it functions, its capabilities, the capabilities of the optics and ammunition, and the application of the functional elements of the shot process.
The TC, which was published on 13 May 2016, replaces Field Manual 3-22.9, published in August 2008. This manual is specifically tailored to the individual Soldiers use of the M4