Greetings stonker! I worked at ground level, was never 'Staff.'Meh.
Skills'n'drills and good JNCOs might minimise casualties, but they won't outmatch wrong-headed strategic "thinking" .
A review of German performance in the first half of the last century would be apposite, I think.
Read up on how a British Division was sent to Vietnam from Burma in Sept 1945 and in a few months completely trashed the Viet Minh? Different time I know, but jungle tactics don't change.