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Subject = 3RD BN PATRIOT 43RD ADA RGMT AAR OPN DES SHIELD                 

Parent Organization = CENTCOM     

Unit = ARCENT      

Folder Title = 3-43D ADA AAR OPERATION DESERT SHIELD                                                           

Document Number =          1

Box ID = BX000545





                                               DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
                            3D BATTALION @(@A'T"RIO.T..) .: 43D AIR.'. DEFENDE 'ARTILLERY REGIMENT
                                                RiO 'NEW YORK 09852







               MEMORANDUM   FOR Commander, llth  Air  Defense Artillery   Brigade,  APO
                               New York,   09616

               SUBJECT! AAR Operation Desert Shield


               1. Purpose: This report addresses various functional areas or issues rela@ed to our
               -.participation in Operation Desert Shield.
               2.   Scope;  This report is written from the perspectives of the'.3d Battalion, 43d Air,
               Defense Artillery Regiment staff and batteries: While a comprehensive treatment of
               -all functional areas is the objective, the passage of time and reality of human
               memory make the most contentious issues easiest to recall. The time period of this
               report is from the week of 6 August 1090 to the present. The focus of this report is
               on the performance of the battalion staff and batteries during Operation Desert
               Shield.      Actions by llth Air Defense Artillery Brigade and higher headquarters. as
               well as-platoon actions, are only considered for their affect on the battalion and
              ..batteries.

                     Format: This report consists of a main body and a large number of enclosures.
             ..The main body pontaine a atimmrized description of'Oarious issues, as well as, actual
               or proposed qolutions to problems mentioned in the issues.           The report addresses
               issues in a chronological order, with divisions according to the major events of the
               operation.
                       Event/Encl t         Descripiion
                       -------            ---------------


                                           Pre-deploymen@
                            2              Initial operations '@n Saudi Arabia    (September 1690)
                            .2a            Advance Parties
                            2b             Deployment of F and D BaLtteriea,
                            3              Rail/Sea Loading Qv;Arati.ons.
                            4              Deployment of C Battery
                            5              Intermediate operations    in Saudi Arabia (October 1990)
                            8              Final clearance o4 Fort    Blizi
                            7              Maturing operations in Saudi Arabia      (November lago)
               4.    The    enclosures contain all of the detailed comments by staff sections and units.


               POC for this  project is Major Hug, Battalion Executive Officer.

                 R THE COMMANDER
                 al  1 (as)                                  LYNNEL M.' BIFORA
               2-7  (under  preparation)                     2LT, AD
                                                             Adjutant

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Control Fields 17
File Room = aug97_declassified
File Cabinet = Week-32
Box ID = BX000545
Unit = ARCENT
Parent Organization = CENTCOM
Folder Title = 3-43D ADA AAR OPERATION DESERT SHIELD
Folder Seq # = 36
Subject = 3RD BN PATRIOT 43RD ADA RGMT AAR OPN DES SHIELD
Document Seq # = 1
Document Date =
Scan Date = 11-AUG-1997
Queued for Declassification = 18-AUG-1997
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 = 22-SEP-1997