By Bryan L. Woodcock
Includes The americans within the First global warfare representation Pack—57 photos/illustrations and 10 maps
The 91st Infantry department was once a countrywide military department created sooner than international battle I. established at Camp Lewis, Washington, it used to be composed of draftees from the northwestern usa. Following a educate up that lasted lower than 12 months, this department departed for Europe in June 1918. In France, the 91st department carried out extra education, however the AEF driven it to front traces prior to it was once accomplished. In its first wrestle adventure, the 91st department fought at the entrance traces of the Meuse-Argonne. within the first days of this conflict, the 91st department, even though green, received extra flooring than the other American department. notwithstanding, it paid a heavy expense when it comes to American lives. The AEF as a result assigned the department to paintings less than French command within the conflict of Ypres-Lys in Belgium. This thesis examines the department leadership's skill to execute necessary...
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Tony Mullis for his editing and style suggestions during the initial review process. This entire faculty of the Command and General Staff College volunteered extra time to help me write this paper. Additionally, thanks to the staffs of the CARL Library at Fort Leavenworth and the Donovan Library on Fort Benning as well as the staff at the World War I Museum in Kansas City for your research expertise and assistance. Additionally, I would like to thank my wife Nichole, and three children; Tyler, Marcus, and Harley, for their constant support and understanding throughout this process.
43} It was under these circumstances that the 91st Infantry Division departed for war in Europe. Although many Soldiers arrived nearly ten months prior to departure, there was excessive turnover throughout the training period. The men of the 91st division trained individual skills such as marksmanship relatively well, but the ability to execute more advanced combined arms tactics was severely limited. There was some debate within the War Department about how the Army should focus its training in the United States.
The division was tested and accomplished a significant amount, but it also suffered many deficiencies and was forced to learn hard lessons in combat. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This paper would not be possible without the assistance, advice, and support of many people. I would like to thank first my MMAS Committee Chairman, Dr. Richard Faulkner, for sharing your knowledge of researching, writing, and World War I. Next, thanks to both Mrs. Joyce DiMarco and Mr. Bud Meador for serving on my committee and providing your valuable insight and experience both in the classroom over the past year as well as in this paper.