Overview:

An elite group composed of military professionals, aircraft and ground vehicle designers and civilians dedicated towards creating an excellent U.S. military capable of defending freedom both at home and abroad that has a moral compass. When performing its missions, its fully self-sufficient using ISO containerized "BATTLEBOXES" that collect their own power by solar, wind and pedal and aircraft-delivered (forced entry) ground maneuver units that are in high technology, light tracked, mechanized M113 Gavin and other type tanks that are x-country capable through closed terrains to execute decisive 3D maneuver alone or in concert with enhanced 2D maneuver forces optimized for open terrains.

Mission Statement:

To critically examine and analyze current U.S. Military field operations and doctrine with the objective to develop and support the implementation of such changes that will improve performance, survivability and the overall effectiveness of U.S. and Allied air, sea and land-based forces and operations.

About us:

The 1st Tactical Studies Group (Airborne)'s Combat Reform Group (CRG) is composed of exceptionally dedicated military professionals, expert specialized aircraft and ground vehicle designers and highly motivated civilians committed to National Defense. Our commitment is to perform objective in-depth and detailed examinations of U.S. and Allied Military Operations and Doctrine for the purpose of improving both current and future operations as well as doctrine. The Combat Reform Group is committed to:

* The elimination of undue influence by Military Contractors

* The elimination of internecine and inter-service warfare

* Illustrate and demonstrate if or how such economic and political pressures (racketeering) support or have deleterious effects on readiness, combat effectiveness, capability and Warrior survivability.

* The examination of current doctrine, weapons and platforms with the intent to identify and isolate the most successful, challenging failed doctrines and systems and the development and implementation of alternate options and methodologies where their adoption will enhance the effectiveness and survivability of U.S. and Allied forces.

Who We are--and What We are Not:

The 1st TSG (A) is NOT a part of any organized military force--nor is it a body of citizens organized for armed military service aka the 1st TSG (A) is NOT a "militia" group. We are a not-for-profit, THINK-TANK, not a militia. What part of STUDIES group is not clear?

thefreedictionary.com/study

stud·y (std)
n. pl. stud·ies
1.
a. The act or process of studying.
b. The pursuit of knowledge, as by reading, observation, or research.
2. Attentive scrutiny.
3. A branch of knowledge.
4. studies A branch or department of learning: graduate studies.
5.
a. A work, such as a thesis, that results from studious endeavor.
b. A literary work on a particular subject.
c. A preliminary sketch, as for a work of art or literature.
6. Music A composition intended as a technical exercise.
7. A state of mental absorption: She is in a deep study.
8. A room intended or equipped for studying or writing.
9. One who memorizes something, especially a performer who memorizes a part: He is a quick study.
v. stud·ied, stud·y·ing, stud·ies
v.tr.
1. To apply one's mind purposefully to the acquisition of knowledge or understanding of (a subject).
2. To read carefully.
3. To memorize.
4. To take (a course) at a school.
5. To inquire into; investigate.
6. To examine closely; scrutinize.
7. To give careful thought to; contemplate: study the next move.
v.intr.
1. To apply oneself to learning, especially by reading.
2. To pursue a course of study.
3. To ponder; reflect.

Commentary:

Only truly objective analysis and the rejection of preconceived notions can provide a path to identifying optimal solutions for improving U.S. and Allied Combat performance. Nothing less is acceptable when one considers that the Freedom and Lives of American, Allied Citizens, Warriors and indeed the Security of the U.S. and Western World are at risk.

Challenge:

A failure to accept this challenge and succeed in the Mission Statement will leave at hazard the Freedom and Lives of American, Allied Citizens, Warriors and ultimately the Security of the Western World.

Inter-Active BLOG: Combat Reform: A Commitment to Military Excellence (Click on O/A Plane Below)

Click on a Link Below for Details of Key Subject Areas:

THE BRAVE AMERICAN
A social movement to get America on a moral path and sound sense of who we are and our place in the world, secure our borders and build character not corruption in our people.

The Battle for the soul of the U.S. Military
Tofflerian "RMA" firepower versus Van Crevald's "4th Generation Warfare" Maneuver

Army World-wide Strategic Operational Maneuver (AWSOM)
A low-cost plan to really transform the U.S. Army to prevail on the non-linear battlefield and be fully self-sufficient via ISO container BATTLEBOXESTM

The Future Non-Linear Battlefield?
How to defeat Nation-State War (NSW), Surveillance Strike Complexes: decisive 2D/3D air/ground MANEUVER

Sub-National Conflicts (SNCs) Require different Force Types than for NSW

How to SMOTHER Sub-National Conflicts with Culturally-Agile, Mature Soldiers with Combat Engineering Means and Tracked Security-Creating Maneuver Forces to defeat High Explosive Land Mines and Car Bombs

Airborne Equipment Shop
The Soldier's load problem is solved here by experts of the 1ST Tactical Studies Group (Airborne).

Air-Mech-Strike: 3D Maneuver Warfare
The free nations of the western world MUST have effective militaries; this requires Land Power that can actually control ground, governments and peoples; finishing human conflicts with decisive MANEUVER not fantasies of easy push-button, stand-off firepower directed from out-of-touch command posts and impotent rubber-tired armored cars.

LAV Danger
The U.S. Army's self-destructive urge to waste billions of tax dollars on Canadian-made road-bound, 1/2 inch thin skin, rubber-tired, 19-21 ton Lav3Stryker trucks must be reversed so America has a land army capable of decisive strategic MANEUVER. America's Army must face facts and upgrade some of its 14,000+ lighter, far more x-country mobile, armor protected and firepower capable tracked 11-ton M113 Gavins to attain a truly air and sea mobile 3D maneuver CAVALRY force to dominate future asymmetric, NLB combats.

The Stryker Armored Car is a Scam
A persistent reporter and critic of the Lav3Stryker truck fiasco is Don Loughlin. Don is a retired ordnance engineer and is also a former Marine tanker. His detailed and blunt criticisms have not been publicly refuted by any Department of the Army, DARPA or DOD official. He used the Army's own data and sources to critique the Army leadership's false justifications for the Stryker program. He cites his most important documents in his report.

Light Armor For Full-Spectrum Operations
Stan Crist visually describes the virtues of tracked armored fighting vehicles in contrast to rubber-tired armored cars in the following presentation.

General Gavin M113 Petition
We urge you to join General Gavin's wife, Mrs. Jean Gavin and the thousands of other Paratroopers and M113 combat veterans by signing this petition calling on the U.S. Army to recognize the genius of General Gavin and his vehicle; the M113 Family of Vehicles by calling them M113 "Gavins".

Let's Ask The Questions And Then Go Where The Answers Are
From an anonymous, high-level U.S. Army Official

"I have been forced to be silent for far too long about the Army's ill-fated choice of the Stryker vehicle for its Interim Force. However, because of my close association with the program and my position, I must remain anonymous. I would only ask that you read this letter and the piece accompanying it, which is fully supported with the Army's own documentation........"

Please join our Yahoo Groups to help get needed reforms:

GENERAL MILITARY TOPICS & SUB-STUDY GROUPS

Military Reform

General discussion of military forces around the world and how to improve them while insuring they only undertake moral operations.

To join, send an email to:
militaryreform-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

KEY WEB SITE: Militarism Sucks!

Army_Transformation_21st_Century

Group focuses on reforming the U.S. Army since it is America's most important and necessary military service.

To join, send an email to:
Army_Transformation_21st_Century-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

KEY WEB SITE: Real U.S. Army Values

youtube.com/playlist?list=PL97A94A4669330453

UNDERSTANDING MODERN WAR

THEGREATDOCTRINEDEBATE3

4th Generation Warfare (4GW) Group dedicated to the work of the great military futurist Dr. Martin van Crevald

To join, send an email to:
THEGREATDOCTRINEDEBATE3-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

KEY WEB SITE: Tofflers vs. Fehrenbach

http://youtu.be/jXjlggIhLQc

DoD & CONGRESSIONAL MILITARY REFORM

HALDANEDODREFORMBOARD2

Iraqi Lessons Learned Study Group renamed in honor of British Army reformer, Richard Haldane as the HALDANEDODREFORMBOARD2 or "Haldanes"

To join, send an email to:
HALDANEDODREFORMBOARD2-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

KEY WEB SITE: Fix DoD Now!

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDE8B3D8BCB693807

INTELLIGENCE & COMMANDOS

JamesBondisForReal: How Commander Ian Fleming RNVR and MI6-SIS operative warned us of grave civil-military threats in code in his James Bond 007 novels

To join, send an email to:
JamesBondisForReal-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

KEY WEB SITE: Reboot Ian Fleming!

youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF39101CA98A2828C

DISMOUNTED WEAPONRY

21stCENTURYRIFLECONTROVERSY: the fight for an improved M16A5 automatic rifle that can shoot friendly 5.56mm, 7.62mm NATO and enemy ammunition not a flashy expensive 5.56mm rifle to line the pockets of politicians and contractors

To join, send an email to:
21stCENTURYRIFLECONTROVERSY- subscribe@yahoogroups.com

KEY WEB SITE: The 21st Century Rifle

youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5051DE1682AC21CA

DISMOUNTED SOLDIER FIELD LIVING/COMBAT GEAR

ESCLWG2: eXtreme Soldiering Combat Light Working Group 2

Experts construct myriad ways to lighten the individual Soldier's load and to empower him to fight at 4-7 mph--not the typical dismal less than 1 mph foot-slog.

To join, send an email to:
ESCLWG2-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

KEY WEB SITE: Combat Light

youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56BC8DB6BE6FF227

COMBAT ENGINEERING

ARMYSAPPERSFORWARD

Combat Engineering Study Group devises ways to defeat land mines, effect mobility & counter-mobility and force protection functions

To join, send an email to:

ARMYSAPPERSFORWARD-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

KEY WEB SITE: Army Sappers Forward!

youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA65AD6B918C68159

FIELD ARTILLERY & MISSILES

GOTI

Ranger Larry's Guns of The Internet (GOTI) specializes in effective not just precision fires

To join, send an email to:
GOTI-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

KEY WEB SITE: Ranger Larry's Red Leg Site

youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2808DB9FF945FBF3

MOUNTED WARFARE

LAV3STRYERFUBAR2: the Stryker truck is FUBAR

Why wheeled trucks are not suitable combat vehicles despite what the RMA mental gadget firepower and light narcissists want to believe.

To join, send an email to:

LAV3STRYKERFUBAR2-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

KEY WEB SITE: Stryker Horrors

youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF73FB7B302DA7EAE

THEGREATTANKDEBATE2

Why tracked TANKS are suitable combat vehicles for ALL Soldiers and units in an excellent U.S. military not the current corrupt, incompetent and narcissistic one.

To join, send an email to:
THEGREATTANKDEBATE2-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

KEY WEB SITE: U.S. Army Armor History

youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE8635059006F818E

AIR WARFARE

MASWG2:

Chuck Myers' Maneuver Air Support Working Group 2 works towards a continuous manned overhead air presence to enable troops on the ground resupply and maneuver without enemy interference

To join, send an email to:
MASWG2-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

KEY WEB SITE: Aerocounsel.org

youtube.com/playlist?list=PL307827FBE7A8FA6B

COMBINATION AIR + GROUND + SPECIAL OPERATIONS WARFARE

AMSSG2

General David Grange's Air-Mech-Strike Study Group 2 specializes in 2D/3D maneuver warfare concepts

To join, send an email to:
AMSSG2-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

KEY WEB SITE: Air-Mech-Strike Home Page

youtube.com/playlist?list=PL50A21CAD3A6F675E

NAVAL WARFARE

NFSBBG-WG

The Naval Fire Support Battleship Modernization Working Group

To join, send an email to:
NFSBBG-WG-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

KEY WEB SITE: 21st Century Battleships

youtube.com/playlist?list=PL36E72A763687FB3B

The 1ST TSG (A) assists U.S. civilian/military leaders and Soldiers with studies, gear designs and professional military education materials at no charge. We send out every other month an inter-active, e-magazine focused on ground maneuver; Land Power Transformation 2 (LPT) and on air operations, U.S. Army/Air Force Aviation Journal (AVJ) to our members at-large.

SLIDE SHOWS

slideshare.net/1st_TSG_Airborne

VIDEOS

All War Machines

youtube.com/user/RavenTactical#grid/user/9660110F4F3BE1BE

Small Arms

youtube.com/user/RavenTactical#grid/user/E00EB446B4064A8F

Fighters

youtube.com/user/RavenTactical#grid/user/A8018C7F0F53968A

Submarines

youtube.com/user/RavenTactical#grid/user/55A59353FED75926

Surface

youtube.com/user/RavenTactical#grid/user/475D1CBFF90613BD

Spy Planes

youtube.com/user/RavenTactical#grid/user/8EF3B45CD6977FED

Seaplanes

youtube.com/user/RavenTactical#grid/user/2F0D5CBD86D24722

Bombers

youtube.com/user/RavenTactical#g/c/39F8A6BCC6B6A0C4

Chemical Warfare

youtube.com/user/RavenTactical#g/c/671F6BA403C8F4E6

Biological Warfare

youtube.com/user/RavenTactical#g/c/5B3789FB178E1365

Nuclear Warfare

youtube.com/user/RavenTactical#g/c/D91EF0B13E83029D

Missiles

youtube.com/user/RavenTactical#g/c/34702DC314E45782

Forts

youtube.com/user/RavenTactical#g/c/B16B223BE48F0843

C4ISR

youtube.com/user/RavenTactical#g/c/A8B0B79ABE157E2D

Tanks

youtube.com/user/RavenTactical#g/c/D90DA38FA45240FD

Soldiers

youtube.com/user/RavenTactical#g/c/226065AEF264D267

Land Mines

youtube.com/user/RavenTactical#g/c/837569CF812FCF03

Artillery

youtube.com/user/RavenTactical#g/c/211CD4083425828D

Helos

youtube.com/user/RavenTactical#g/c/6BAF419F040EA429

E-MAGAZINES

LandPowerTransformation2

This is a bi-monthly newsletter on land combat developments.
To join send an email to:
LANDPOWERTRANSFORMATION2-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

U.S. Army/AirForce AviationJournal
This is a monthly newsletter on air combat developments
To join send an email to:
USArmyAirForceAviationJournal-subscribe@yahoogroups.com