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Through Mobility We ConquerThe Mechanization of U.S. Cavalry$
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George F. Hofmann

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780813124032

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813124032.001.0001

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The “Great Cavalry Debate” over New Opportunities

The “Great Cavalry Debate” over New Opportunities

(p.201) 5 The “Great Cavalry Debate” over New Opportunities
Through Mobility We Conquer

George F. Hofmann

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter examines the debate over new opportunities to improve the U.S. cavalry during the mid-1930s. It discusses the merging of the First and the Thirteenth Mechanized Cavalry into the Seventh Cavalry Brigade under the command of Brigadier General Van Voorhis. The chapter also mentions the Seventh Cavalry Brigade's maneuvers and exercises at Fort Riley, where the reconnaissance troop had shown its capabilities in gathering intelligence and the machine gun troop in holding vital terrain captured by the attacking force.

Keywords:   U.S. cavalry, Seventh Cavalry Brigade, Daniel Van Voorhis, reconnaissance troop, machine gun troop

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