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Soviet Armed Forces
IS3003
Edition B

 

Introduction

 
Overview This is a brief overview of the Soviet Armed Forces, IS3003.
 
Proponent This subcourse is issued by the--

U. S. Army Institute for Professional Development (AIPD)
U. S. Army Training Support Center
Newport News, Virginia  23628-0001



Purpose This subcourse familiarizes you with Soviet armed forces doctrine, tactics, organization, and equipment in relation to tactical operations and employment of forces.


Target
Audience
Any eligible person may enroll in the subcourse.


Requirements To receive credit for subcourse completion, you must--
  • Have an Army Correspondence Course Program (ACCP) USER-ID and PASSWORD.
  • Be formally enrolled in this course/subcourse through the ACCP.
  • Earn a passing score on the course or subcourse examination.

NOTE: To access the examination and any referenced "restricted" materials through the Reimer Digital Library (RDL), you must have an RDL USER-ID and PASSWORD.



Contents The subcourse contains the following parts:

Subcourse Overview

LESSON ONE: SOVIET ARMED FORCES ORGANIZATION

Introduction
Components of Soviet Armed Forces
Field Forces Organization
Practice Exercise 1

LESSON TWO: SOVIET OFFENSIVE OPERATIONS

Tactical Formations and Movement
Attack Against Defending Enemy
Meeting Engagement
Pursuit
Practice Exercise 2

LESSON THREE: A SOVIET DEFENSIVE OPERATIONS

Defense Doctrine
Prepared Defense
Hasty Defense
Withdrawal
Practice Exercise 3

LESSON FOUR: SOVIET SPECIAL OPERATIONS AND FORCES

Airborne Assault Operations
Naval Infantry Forces
Practice Exercise 4

EXAMINATION

APPENDIX: ACRONYMS



Informal
Access
Feel free to preview the subcourse to see if it meets your needs, to study it without committing to formal enrollment, or use it as an on-line desk reference.


Enrollment



Enrollment
Eligibility
The Army Correspondence Course Program subcourses are available to eligible U.S. Active and Reserve military officers, warrant officers, and enlisted personnel; Reserve Officers Training Corps, National Guard Officer Candidate School, and West Point cadets; authorized federal civilian employees; Army volunteers (unpaid staff); foreign military; and non-U.S. citizens employed by DOD.

Military personnel must have enough time remaining in service to complete the subcourse in which they request enrollment.

Note:  See the ACCP Catalog for detailed eligibility requirements.



Enrollment
Notes
Enrollment is electronic. To enroll, click on the ENROLL button below to take you to the ACCP LOGON screen. [NOTE: The following instructions apply to the ACCP web site.]
  • If you are not already registered with the ACCP, you will need to do so prior to enrolling for this subcourse. Click on the REGISTER button and follow the on-screen instructions. [NOTE: You will be required to create your own USER-ID and PASSWORD. These will allow you to enroll for courses/subcourses, access and update portions of your current personal demographic information, view history records, and take on-line examinations for which you are enrolled.]
  • If you are a registered ACCP participant, enter your USER-ID and PASSWORD in the spaces provided and click on the LOGON button. Follow on-screen instruction for enrolling in a course/subcourse.

When filling in the subcourse number, enter it exactly as follows:  IS3003.

After submitting your application, you will receive verification of your enrollment by e-mail, if available, or first class mail. [NOTE: US military students who do not have an e-mail address can obtain one by going to http://www.us.army.mil.]

IMPORTANT:  You will not be able to access the examination for this subcourse until you have received notification that your enrollment application has been accepted. Until that time, you may informally access the subcourse materials and begin your studies. To do so, follow the link to the RDL, scroll down the list of courses/subcourses, and activate the link to this course/subcourse.



Taking the Subcourse On-Line



Taking the
subcourse
You do not have to wait for enrollment verification before beginning. You can start immediately. Everything you need to complete the subcourse is provided on-line. You will need no additional materials, nor will any be sent to you. View and study all materials (including practical exercises), and take the final examination.

REMINDER:  You must have received ACCP subcourse enrollment verification by e-mail before taking the examination.



Taking
the exam

You must have a valid Reimer Digital Library (RDL) USER-ID and PASSWORD to access the examination. If you do not, go to the RDL Registration Page, provide the requested information, and "Register." You will receive e-mail notification of your USER-ID and a "temporary" PASSWORD. You will then need to reaccess the RDL Registration Page and change the "temporary" PASSWORD to one of your own creation. Guidance is provided on how to construct your PASSWORD.

REMINDER:  You must have received ACCP subcourse enrollment verification by e-mail before taking the examination.

Read the examination administrative instructions very carefully prior to beginning the examination. Some examinations are timed.

Once you complete the examination and "submit" your responses, you will receive immediate feedback of your score. If you obtained a passing score, you will also receive subcourse text references for missed questions. Your final official grade (Completion Notice) will be provided by e-mail, if available, or first class mail. If you did not obtain a passing score, you may retake the examination after a time lapse of 24-hours from computer processing of your initial attempt.



Assistance

 
Points of
Contact
If you have any questions about the subcourse, call or e-mail one of these points of contact:  
  • For questions about subcourse content, contact:

    Commander
    US Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca
    ATTN:  ATZS-CLA (IPB)
    BLDG 61730 Hall RM 111
    Fort Huachuca, AZ  85613-6000

  • For questions about subcourse administration, contact:

    Team A
    DSN:  927-2127/3322
    COM:  (757) 878-2127/3322
    E-MAIL:  teama@atsc.army.mil