This staff ride examines the attack on the 507th Maintenance Company during the opening phases of the invasion of Iraq in 2003 after the company accidentally entered the city of Nasiriyah. The field study’s primary focus is on integration of separate companies, preparation for combat, and small unit combat operations.
The primary learning objective is to discuss the insights and lessons learned in the planning, training and execution of small unit maneuver as part of Large-Scale Combat Operations. The staff ride is focused from squad to company level. However, the staff ride can also be tailored to concentrate on issues relevant to Soldiers at lower levels.
The 507th Maintenance VSR is fully exportable to any organization that has access to the Army-licensed gaming software, Virtual Battlespace 3 (VBS3). Each exportable package includes full instructor support materials, student readings, and instructions on how to use everything. Please see below.