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Combat Rescue Operational Review-Final

Combat Rescue Operational Review-Final

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An operational review of Combat Search and Rescue from Vietnam to Kosovo
An operational review of Combat Search and Rescue from Vietnam to Kosovo

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Published by: diapolom on Dec 13, 2009
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COMBAT RESCUE OPERATIONAL REVIEW
A Summary of Combat Rescue Operationsfrom Vietnam to KosovoMay 2001
Revised June 2002Prepared by:
Marc DiPaolo
 
301
st
Rescue SquadronPatrick AFB, FL
 
 
 
 
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
An effort as lengthy and detailed as the Combat Rescue Operational Review (CROR) cannot becompleted without the input and assistance of many people. First and foremost, the entire FutureCombat Rescue Vehicle Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) team must be acknowledged. Althoughthe AoA was truly a team effort, the input and expertise of the following people was particularlyhelpful to the completion of the CROR:Lt Col Travis Chevallier, Air Combat CommandMajor Tony Arrington, Air Force Materiel CommandMajor Alvin Drew, Air Combat CommandMajor Dave Fulk, PhD, Air Combat CommandMajor Dave Morgan, Air Combat CommandMr. Mike Agin, Pioneer Technologies CorporationMr. Steve Alston, Pioneer Technologies CorporationMr. Charles Cunningham, Pioneer Technologies CorporationMr. Jeff Eggers, Pioneer Technologies CorporationMr. Steve Lupenski, Pioneer Technologies CorporationMr. Bob Mohan, Pioneer Technologies CorporationLt Col (ret.) Al Wood, Pioneer Technologies CorporationThe time spent and thoughtful review by Combat Rescue operators must also be acknowledged.Their first-hand accounts of operations and frank feedback improved the quality of the CROR immeasurably. Although there were too many to list individually, participation of the followingindividuals was particularly helpful:Lt Col Joe Callahan, Air Combat CommandLt Col Tom Trask, Air Force Special Operations CommandMajor John Cherry, Air Combat CommandMajor John McGonagill, Air Combat CommandMajor Mike Trumpfheller, Air Combat CommandThe CROR relied heavily on the voluminous work done by others over the decades since the war in Southeast Asia. That fine work, by analysts, operators, and researchers both known andunknown, is acknowledged here. It is hoped that the CROR can match their standard of qualityand may be viewed as a helpful addition to existing papers. Access to much of that informationwas possible only with the assistance of archivists at the Joint Personnel Recovery Agencylibrary in Ft. Belvoir, Virginia and with the generous assistance of Mr. Steven Maxner of theVietnam Center at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Lastly, the significant assistanceof Ms. Donna Egner of the Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio must be recognized. Her generous, timely, and expert support went well beyond expectations, and benefited the CROR in a way that is beyond measure.

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