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The Battle of the Bulge General Patton and Mission Command

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General Patton and Mission Command: the Battle of the Bulge
Introduction
Fought between 16th December 1944 and 25th January 1945, the Battle of the Bulge remains one of the most notable battles during World War II not only because of the significant death count on both sides, but also because of the various tactics as well as strategies applied by the allied forces that informed its outcome in the end. Towards this end, this text highlights the role played by General George Patton in the Battle of the Bulge – and more specifically in the redemption of Bastogne from German encirclement, in what is widely considered to be one of the battle’s most significant turning points. Patton’s effectiveness will be reviewed in the context of the principles of mission command.
From the onset, it is important to note that were it not for the brilliant operation, strategic conduct, and gallant…… [Read More]

References

Collins, M. & King, M. (2013). The Tigers of Bastogne: Voices of the 10th Armored Division in the Battle of the Bulge. Oxford: Casemate

Department of the Army (2012). ADRP 6-0 Mission Command. Washington, DC: Army Doctrine Reference Publication

Knight, R.L. (2004). The Crimson Flake. Victoria, B.C: Trafford Publishing

Luecke, R.A. (1994). Scuttle Your Ships Before Advancing. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Perrett, G. (1999). Eisenhower. New York, NY: Random House

Rickard, J.N. (2011). Advance and Destroy: Patton as Commander in the Bulge. Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky.

U.S. Army (2018). The Battle of the Bulge. Retrieved from https://www.army.mil/botb/

Weintraub, S. (2007). General George S. Patton and the Battle of the Bulge. Retrieved from http://www.historynet.com/battle-of-the-bulge

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Future of Signal Corps

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The USASC or United States Army Signal corps happens to be a division under the army department that is tasked with management and creation of information systems and communications for the control and command of the joint armed forces[footnoteRef:1]. Similarly, the thirty seventh signal regiment in British Army happens to be a reserve regiment of the army in signals Royal Corps. This regiment is a component of the eleventh signal contingent that provides the army with military communication during national operations[footnoteRef:2]. The objective of the signal regiment is to offer support for control and command of the joint arms forces. The term signal support can be understood to mean network support entailing information assurance, network management, and dissemination management of information, and the management of electromagnetic spectrum[footnoteRef:3]. [1: Signal Corps History” United States Army Signal Center, 2013] [2: 37th (Wessex and Welsh) Signal Regiment, Royal Corps of Signals,2008] [3: Signal…… [Read More]

Bibliography

McAlinden, Ryan. “Synthetic Training Environment (STE)” USC institute of creative technologies. 2017. http://ict.usc.edu/prototypes/synthetic-training-environment-ste/ (Accessed March 19, 2019)

“Signal Corps History” United States Army Signal Center. 2013 https://web.archive.org/web/20130403050141/http://www.signal.army.mil/ocos/rdiv/hista rch/schist.asp

Signal Units. “The United States Army Signal School” Signal.Army.mil. 2015 https://web.archive.org/web/20150604040141/http://signal.army.mil/index.php/signal- units/325-home-signal-units (Accessed March 19, 2019)

“37th (Wessex and Welsh) Signal Regiment” Royal Corps of Signals. 2008 https://web.archive.org/web/20070224084235/http://www.regiments.org:80/regiments/uk /vols-tavr/art-eng-sig/sig37.htm (Accessed March 19, 2019)

“Synthetic Training Environment (STE) White Paper.” Combined Arms Center - Training (CACT).https://usacac.army.mil/sites/default/files/documents/cact/STE_Industry_Day_Stateme nt_of_Need.pdf


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Battle Of The Bulge Siege of Bastogne

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Patton’s Employment of Mission Command: Siege of Bastogne
As a military leader, Patton is remembered for great accomplishments. As a matter of fact, his approach to leadership has led many to speculate that he was before his time in the military (reference module 6 notes). In many ways, Patton could also be remembered for his excellent application of what is now referred to as mission command. In basic terms, mission command has got to do with “the exercise of authority and direction by the commander using mission orders to enable disciplined initiative within the commander’s intent to empower agile and adaptive leaders in the conduct of Unified Land Operations” (Department of the Army (ADRP 5-0), 2012, p. 1-1). It is important to note that during his time as general, Patton made extensive utilization of mission command – and effectively employed the operations process in this endeavor (reference module 6 notes).…… [Read More]

References

Barron, L. (2015). Patton at the Battle of the Bulge: How the General’s Tanks Turned the Tide at Bastogne. New York, NY: Penguin Publishing Group

Harvey, R., (2008). Maverick military leaders: The extraordinary battles of Washington, Nelson, Patton, Rommel, and others. New York, NY: Skyhorse Publishing

Morelock, J.D. (2015). Generals of the Bulge: Leadership in the U.S Army’s Greatest Battle. Stackpole Books.

Reference module 6 notes


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Amateur Armies and Initial Advantages

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Amateur Armies and Initial Advantages

Today, cliches about the valor of troops are part of the patriotic language of America. However, during the time of the Civil War, this was not always the case. The American army was relatively limited in size when the first shots were fired in the Civil War. In most states, the standing army had devolved into what effectively functioned more as social clubs than fighting units.[footnoteRef:1] This lack of concern about maintaining a standing army reflected the profound distrust so many Americans still felt for centralized authority and control. However, during the initial phases of the wartime struggle, volunteers were plentiful on the Union side, and it was the Confederate troops who were more unruly, as they had expected an easy victory against the Yankees. [footnoteRef:2] [1: Steven E. Woodworth, This Great Struggle: America's Civil War, (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2011), 44-45] [2: Woodworth,…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Woodworth, Steven E. This Great Struggle: America's Civil War. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2011.