TRANSCOM, and TCAC.
Combat Zone: Corps area---Corps Support Command.
b. The particular composition of each type of CSS command depends on its
mission. The headquarters of the command, as well as the headquarters of major
subordinate commands (brigades and groups), provides command and control
elements and a minimum number of trained logisticians and other CSS staff personnel.
Assigned and attached operational battalions, companies, and detachments insure
performance of the assigned mission. The capability of being modified to meet the
requirements of varying missions is a valuable characteristic of these commands.
Section III. COMBAT (MANEUVER) ELEMENTS
a. A combat, or maneuver, element is distinguished by its ability to employ fire
and maneuver too close with the enemy in combat. Its mission may be to destroy or
capture the enemy; secure or deny terrain; protect a larger force; or gain information. It
uses both direct and indirect fires. Combat elements are trained, organized, and
equipped to operate in direct contact with the enemy. The infantry, mechanized
infantry, airborne infantry, air-mobile infantry, and tank battalions and the armored and
air cavalry squadrons are the basic elements from which combined arms teams are
organized. These teams include infantry, armor, artillery, signal, and combat engineers
and may include air defense artillery, and intelligence, and aviation units.
b. The mission and operational environments dictate the organization of the
combat elements of a force. Force composition should be adaptable to a variety of
environments without major change. Unit composition may include combat elements of
a larger force may be modified by attachment or detachment as required.
c. The fighting units take the greatest risks and endure the greatest hardships.
Combat forces require the highest order of leadership, training, discipline, endurance,
tenacity, and esprit de corps. The relative contribution of combat forces to the success
of the Army in combat far exceeds their proportion of Army strength. In combat all other
components of land forces exist to support these forces.
a. The basic infantry mission is to close with the enemy by fire and maneuver in
order to destroy or capture him, or to repel his assault by fire, close combat, and
counterattack. The essential characteristic of infantry combat elements is the ability to
fight on foot in all types of terrain, under all conditions of weather, and to move and fight
with any means of mobility provided. Infantry provided naval or air transport can