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Concise Index to Xenophon lectures from the Voroshilov General Staff College

THIS SECTION CONTAINS LINKS TO MANY LECTURES
FROM THE SOVIET GENERAL STAFF ACADEMY NAMED FOR VOROSHILOV

 
 

JOHN SLOAN

 
 

Voroshilov Academy Lectures - We are beginning to post our material based on the lectures attended at the General Staff academy of the Soviet Union in name of Marshal Voroshilov. These include direct translations of original lectures, summaries, lectures we prepared for courses given to the U.S. Army and related materials from lectures given at the U.S. Navy Postgraduate School, National Defense University and Ft. Leavenworth, BCTP

 

Index to materials as we prepare them - many more than listed below including sample calculations methods, on division planning and the course on operational planning

 

Description of the Voroshilov Academy of Soviet General Staff

 

List of graphics for lectures with much expansion to come

 

List of planning maps and overlays prepared for BCTP and lectures and now donated to the Map Division of the Library of Congress

 

Questions and discussion of Soviet views on various topics

 

Military space - Concepts and principles for employment of space

 

Strategic Air - Employment of Air Forces in Strategic Operations

 

Duty - Summary of Soviet duties of staff officers

 

Staff Procedures - Summary of Soviet Staff Procedures described in various lectures

 

Military Science - General concepts of Marxist-Leninist Military Science

 

Voroshilov Lecture 11 Air Force in Strategic Operations of TVD

 

Voroshilov Lecture 14 Organization of Civil Defense

 

Voroshilov Lecture 15 Role of Economics in War

 

Planning at the Division level

 

Division Planning Documents

 

Division Instructions and Orders

 

Division Army Initial Instructions to Eighth MRD - example document

 

Division Documents

 
 

Division Calculations in Division Planning Process

 
 

Division Sequence of Organization of Reconnaissance

 
 

Planning at the Army level

 
 

Chapter I - 1 - Army - Operational Art

 
 

Chapter I - 2 - Army - Organization and Equipment of Combined Arms Army

 
 

Chapter I - 2 II - Army Headquarters

 
 

Chapter I - 3 - Army Offensive Operations

 
 

Chapter I - 4 - Army Defensive Operations

 
 

Chapter I - 5 - Army in Long Distance March

 
 

Chapter I - 6 - Artillery in Support of Army Operations

 
 

Chapter I - 6 - Employment of Artillery Troops at Front and Army Levels - outline

 
 

Chapter I - 7 - Employment of Rocket Troops at Front and Army Level - outline

 
 

Chapter I - 8 - Air Defense Troops in Army and Front - outline

 
 

Chapter I - 8 - Air Defense in Army Operations

 
 

Chapter I - 9 - Combat Employment of Air Forces at Front and Army Level - outline

 
 

Chapter I - 10 - Combat Employment of Engineer Troops at Front and Army Level - outline

 
 

Chapter I - 10 - Combat Employment of Engineer Troops in Army Offensive Operations

 
 

Chapter I -11 - Combat Employment of Signal Troops at Front and Army Level - outline

 
 

Chapter I -12 - Combat Employment of Reconnaissance Troops at Front and Army Level - outline

 
 

Chapter I - 13 - Rear Services Support of Troops at Front and Army Level

 
 

Chapter I - 14 - Combat Employment of Chemical and Chemical Defense Troops at Front and Army Level - outline

 
 

Chapter I - 15 - Action of Rear Services Troops at Front and Army Level - outline

 
 

Chapter I -15a - Rear Services in Support of Army Actions

 
 

Chapter I - 16 - Command and Control of Troops at Army and Front Level

 
 

Operational Directive - Sample Operational Directive of 8th Guards Army -

 
 

Planning at Soviet Front level

 
 

Chapter II-1a - Front Organization;

 
 

Chapter II-1b - Organization of Front Headquarters;

 
 

Chapter II - 2 - Front in Offensive Operations

 
 

Chapter II - 3 - Front in Defensive Operations

 
 

Chapter II - 4 - Rocket Troops in Front Operations

 
 

Chapter II - 5 - Combat Employment of Artillery in Front Offensive Operations

 
 

Chapter II - 6 - Air Defense of Front and Army

 
 

Chapter II - 7 - Troop Control System of Front Aviation

 
 

Chapter II - 7a - Organization of Troop Control of Front Air Defense Troops and Means in Offensive Operation

 
 

Chapter II - 8 - Engineer support of Front Operations

 
 

Chapter II-8b - Engineer Support of Front

 
 

Engineer Planning - A sample of the planning table for engineer operations for army and divisions during conduct of the attack

 
 

Chapter II - 11 - Radioelectronic Warfare in Front Operations

 
 

Chapter II - 12 - Observations On The Control And Employment Of Nuclear, Bacteriological and Chemical Weapons

 
 

Chapter II - 13a - Front Rear Services

 
 

Chapter II - 13b - Front Rear Services Support in Combat Operations

 
 

Chapter II - 14 - Combat Support and Service Troops

 
 

Chapter II - 15 - Front Troop Control

 
 

Chapter II - 16 - Combat Employment of Signal Troops in Front Offensive Operations

 
 

Chapter II - 17 - The Air Army

 
 

Radio Electronic Warfare -

 
 

Planning Air Army Operations

 
 

Calculations - a general summary of the calculations the Russian officer does during the planning process.

 
 

Exercise in division calculations

 
 

Maskirovka - Lecture from the Academy - Instructor outline instructor's outline prepared for courses for US Army - Course outline - List of VGraphs for courses

 
 

Maskirovka test

 
 

Maskirovka reference - an excellent annotated bibliography prepared by U. S. Air Force

 
 

Command and Staff Handbook - We also wrote this handbook to summarize all the Soviet material for students: Of course it is 25 years old now and describes Soviet military thinking, but much of the basic concepts remain the same now. A printed copy of the handbook is available.
The sections above and in the handbook on Russian methods for calculations of many variables during both planning and execution of operations relied, then, on nomograms and formulas. Now they will use computers and hand held devices with equations build in.

 
 

Handbook Introduction

 
 

Chapter One -General Considerations for Troop Control

 
 

Chapter Two - Division and Regiment -

 
 

Chapter Three- Army

 
 

Chapter Four - Front

 
 

Chapter Five - Norms and Calculations - very large extensive chapter with many nomograms and examples

 
 

Chapter Six - Troop control documents - very large file describes planning procedures and documents for division, army and front.

 
 

We also have a series of lectures on staff procedures and planning of artillery. The Russians have always relied strongly on artillery.

 
 

Duties of Artillery - Chiefs

 
 

Artillery Lesson 1 - Principles of Artillery

 
 

Artillery Lesson 2 - Staff Procedures

 
 

Artillery Lesson 3 - Preparation of maps and documents

 
 

Artillery Lesson 4 - Employment of Front Artillery

 
 

Artillery Lesson 5 - Employment of Army Artillery

 
 

Artillery Lesson 6 - Employment of division Artillery

 
 

Operations lesson 1 - Organization of Hqs and Duties of Staff

 
 

Operations lesson 2 - Interaction of Commander and Chief of Operations

 
 

Operations lesson 3 - Tactical and Operational Calculations

 
 

Operations lesson 4 - Preparation of Plans, Maps and other Documents

 
 

Operations lesson 5 - Practical exercise in Front Planning

 
 

Operations lesson 6 - Practical exercise in Army Planning

 
 

Operations lesson 7 - Practical exercise in Division Planning - part 1

 
 

Artillery Reconnaissance - table of errors

 
 

Artillery principles - Principles of Contemporary Employment of Artillery in Offensive Operations:

 
 

Artillery lesson - test questions with answers

 
 

Air Assault - Estimate For Air Assault

 
 

Cryptographic - Cryptographic Security Instructions

 
 

NDU conference - We add here these notes of meeting with Russian General Slipchenko at NDU.

 

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