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Subject: AFTER ACTION REVIEW EXECUTIVE SUMMARY                           

Unit: 22D SUPCOM  

Parent Organization: ARCENT      

Box ID: BX005401

Folder Title: AAR                                                                                             

Document Number:         10

Folder SEQ  #:         29








                                   AFTER ACTION RLVIEW


                                    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

             1. The primary mission of the 22nd Support Commanc d       ng
             the period 25 May to 15 December 1991 was redeploy n       f
             personnel, retrograde of equipment, and support of fu      a
             short- or long-term contingency missions. At the conclusion
             of the war, we began to address a number to issues that came
             as a result of our tremendous successes from not only the air
             and ground but also the logistics operations. The numbers of
             personnel and equipment are well documented in the After
             Action Report that followed Desert Storm. The primary
             concern was moving these massive numbers of soldiers and
             @ ipment out of the theater as quickly and safely as we had
             brought them in. This was a dramatic contrast to World War
             II and Korea, where the theater was never closed, and in
             Vietnam, where personnel were redeployed but virtually
             everything else was left behind. Consequently, there was no
             prior foundation on which to base the tasks that lay ahead.
             A Prepositioning and Retrograde Plan was developed that
             divided the command's actions into three phases:

                 A. Phase I     Retrograde and Reception

                 B. Phase 11     Materiel Movement

                 C. Phase III - Transition to Closeout

             2. Phase I - Retrograde and Reception

                 a. Soldiers of the Vil and XVIII Corps began           e 0
             almost immediately after the initial cease fire on   I March
             91. This redeployment brought the war fighters home at a
             average rate of over 5000 soldiers per day through March,
             April, and May. While redeploying the soldiers that saw
d bega
             replacing its own personnel. Closing out the theater not
             only required maintaining a presence, but also maintainin
             balance of energy and fresh ideas from new personnel with
             continuity and experience from the veterans. A number of
             people who had handled the war's hectic pace volunteered to
             stay, and their presence made a tremendous and valuable
             impact. Seventy units in the command were identified as
             critical to the closeout mission and were replaced with
             Transportation Terminal Units (TTUs), active component units
             from Forces Command (FORSCOM), and a mix of individual active
             and reserve soldiers. Sixty-one provisional units were
             formed using this active/reserve mix.

                 b. Among the units received and equipped was the Ilth
             Armored Cavalry Regiment from US Army Europe (USAREUR).      cp
             Thirty-six hundred and eighty-five soldiers from the ilth A
             drew equipment from the command and began to perform their

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Document 5 f:/Week-35/BX005401/AAR/after action review executive summary:092096155900101
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File Room = sep96_declassified
File Cabinet = Week-35
Box ID = BX005401
Unit = 22D SUPCOM
Parent Organization = ARCENT
Folder Title = AAR
Folder Seq # = 29
Subject = AFTER ACTION REVIEW EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Document Seq # = 101
Document Date =
Scan Date =
Queued for Declassification = 01-JAN-1980
Short Term Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Long Term Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Permanent Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Non-Health Related Document = 01-JAN-1980
Declassified = 20-SEP-1996