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Task Force 1-22 Infantry: From Homestead to Port-Au-Prince John R.   Evans

Task Force 1-22 Infantry: From Homestead to Port-Au-Prince

John R. Evans

Published October 17th 2012
ISBN : 9781249827511
Paperback
104 pages
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This thesis centers on the historical review of one battalion as it participated in three operations other than war in the 1990s. The thesis is a five-chapter work containing an introduction, three chapters focusing on each of the deployments and aMoreThis thesis centers on the historical review of one battalion as it participated in three operations other than war in the 1990s. The thesis is a five-chapter work containing an introduction, three chapters focusing on each of the deployments and a conclusion. The 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry, 10th Mountain Division, deployed for hurricane relief operations after Hurricane Andrew devastated Homestead, Florida, in August of 1992. After returning from that operation, the division was thrust into a quick deployment to the Horn of Africa where it was to assist the starving nation of Somalia to get back on its feet. The 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry, the Theater Quick Reaction Force plunged from a humanitarian focus to one of combat operations, June through August 1993. In September of 1994, the battalion again was deployed to Haiti to assist in Operation Uphold Democracy. Each deployment was different and challenging and required a unique approach for mission accomplishment. The thesis focuses on detailed portions of the battalions experiences in each of the deployments. It also compares and contrasts personnel and training practices and how the unit prepared for each eventual task. This thesis finalizes efforts to unify, in one document, the account of the unit and its soldiers during what can be arguably three of the most challenging OOTW missions to date. With todays shrinking Army and increasing missions, it is hoped that the experience and training regimen discussed in this thesis will assist others in the future.