d. The CS companies of the infantry and tank battalions are similar in
organization and have similar missions--to provide reconnaissance, ground
surveillance, indirect fire support, and limited air defense for the infantry/tank battalion.
(The infantry battalion CS Company also includes an antitank capability.
e. In organizing the division for combat, the division commander attaches each
of the combat maneuver battalions to one of the three brigade headquarters. He does
this in such a manner as to "tailor" each brigade for its specific mission.
Section IV. COMBAT SUPPORT ELEMENTS
2-10. DIVISION ARTILLERY
Combat power has two primary elements--maneuver and firepower. Field
artillery provides the preponderance of firepower on the battlefield. Its organic field
artillery battalions provide the bulk of the fire support in the division. Additional fire
support usually will be available from the corps field artillery brigade.
a. The first general mission of field artillery is to support maneuver units by fire.
The second general mission is to deliver counter battery fires throughout the range of
the weapons system. The third general mission of field artillery is to given depth to
b. Field artillery accomplishes its first general mission by timely, accurate, and
close firing on those hostile maneuver elements that are most dangerous to the
maneuver forces engaged in close combat with the enemy. This fire, by destroying or
neutralizing the enemy, helps the maneuver elements accomplish their mission. For
this purpose field artillery uses cannon to deliver both nuclear and non-nuclear fires in
the proper types and amounts to do the job.
c. The second general mission is to attack the enemy artillery by delivering
counter-battery fires throughout the range of the weapons system. Again, both nuclear
and non-nuclear fires will be used as required.
d. The third general mission is accomplished by firing interdiction fires on targets
throughout the area of influence of the supported force. These targets may be
reserves, headquarters, supply installations, communication facilities, and routes of
communication. Such targets are important to the enemy because they control, supply,
administer, and support his maneuver elements.
e. If fire and maneuver are to be integrated effectively, it is necessary to know
how to organize field artillery for combat. In every tactical operation, field artillery
should be able to: give adequate support to all of the committed maneuver units;
provide massed fires, where they are needed; weight the most important effort; have
some available field artillery support for the whole force; and be ready to support future