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Transformation
AN ANALYSIS OF THE ARMY TRANSFORMATION PROGRAMS AND POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVES  

In February 2004, the Army announced that it would restructure its combat forces to make them more agile and flexible. Most of the service’s combat forces at that time were organized into divisions that could include more than 17,000 personnel, a structure that had not been well-suited to some of the Army previous operations (such as the one in Bosnia) that called for less than a full division worth of combat forces. To create a more responsive force, then Army Chief of Staff General Peter ...Read more >

77 Pages
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W(H)ITHER CORPS  

Army transformation should not be a one size fits all process. Each of the Armys surviving corps has a unique origin. Relevance to present and future conflict environments requires multiple destinations. Ultimately, separate transformations are required to move from distinct origins to diverse destinations.Todays U.S. Army corps have their roots in Napoleons corps darmee and the corps formed during the American Civil War. Corps and divisions vanished after the Civil War.Divisions were ...Read more >

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TRANSFORMING DEFENSE  

From April 17-20, 2001, the U.S. Army War College sponsored a major conference to examine the many issues and questions surrounding the transformation of the U.S. Armed Forces from a Cold War paradigm into a defense establishment ready to meet the complex challenges of the future. The conference brought together at Carlisle Barracks over american and foreign academic, business, government, media and military representatives. A series of enlightening.and sometimes troubling. discussions ...Read more >

192 Pages
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TRANSFORMATION CONCEPTS FOR NATIONAL SECURITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY  

This is the second volume of essays written by the students in the Advanced Strategic Arts Program at the U.S. Army War College. Like last years volume, it addresses the question of transformation, but this time within the larger framework of joint concepts and capabilities that are likely to drive processes within the Army and other services over the coming decade. Already joint or service concepts such as effects-based operations and operational net assessment are having ...Read more >

409 Pages
1.66 MB
ARMY TRANSFORMATION A VIEW FROM THE U.S.ARMY WAR COLLEGE  

As the United States enters a new century, its army confronts the difficult problems associated with transformation in an uncertain world. Moreover, the strategic environment makes it entirely unclear where, or when, or for what strategic purposes U.S. ground forces will find themselves committed to battle in coming decades. Yet, both the strategic environment as well as the harsh lessons of the past have a direct bearing on why the Army has begun the processes of transformation.The study of ...Read more >

311 Pages
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ARMY TRANSFORMATION : ASSESSING THE IMPLICATIONS ON SIGNAL ORGANIZATIONS  

For the foreseeable future, there is simply no end in sight to the rotation of forces into and out of combat zones. Army active and reserve units at the tactical level today are either coming out of combat, refitting, or preparing to deploy. Unlike World War II and Desert Storm, there is no longer an opportunity to reorganize after the war is over. Although the Army is decisively engaged, it still must conduct an effective transformation plan that meets the goals and policies established by ...Read more >

35 Pages
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EDUCATION FOR TRANSFORMATION  

32 Pages
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LIGHTING THE PATH AHEAD : FIELD EXERCISES AND TRANSFORMATION  

It was early Sunday morning, the seventh day of the month, on the US island of Oahu in the Hawaiian Islands. During the previous night, a naval task force approached the island maintaining absolute radio silence and running without lights. As the night progressed, the task force’s aircraft carriers executed a high-speed run toward the island, which boasted some of the most important American military bases in the Pacific, including the Army Air Corps Hickam Field and the naval base at Pearl ...Read more >

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TRANSFORMING FOR STABILIZATION AND RECONSTRUCTION OPERATIONS  

American involvemnt in stabilization and reconstruction operations has grown in frequency and scope. During the Cold war, the US averaged one manor intervention about every 10 yearr.In the decade following the end of the Cold War,there was an intervention about ebery two years. Within the last 18 months,there have been two Afghanistan and Iraq.The current operation in Iraq is the mst complex and challenging stabilization and reconstruction operation undertaken by the US since the post Wolrd War ...Read more >

146 Pages
1.87 MB
STRATEGIC PLAN FOR TRANSFORMING DOD TRAINING  

Training Transformation (T2) is a Department of Defense program and an evolving process tov transform training and education to improve integrated operations1 as well as assist the Department’s continuous transformation to accommodate current and emerging challenges. The Strategic Plan for Transforming DoD Training provides strategy and instructions for joint training and education applicable to all DoD components. The Strategic Plan also promulgates a set of actions for subsequent program and ...Read more >

35 Pages
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A TRANSFORMED AND MODERNIZED U.S. ARMY : A NATIONAL IMPERATIVE  

In the five years since the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S. homeland, the international security environment has become increasingly dangerous. New sociological, technical and military trends for example, the rise of non state extremist movements and organizations, the corresponding deterioration in the adherence of America’s adversaries to international law and norms, the rise of globalization, the diffusion of technology, the dramatic growth of Internet and cellular ...Read more >

32 Pages
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THE ARMY MODULAR FORCE  

16 Pages
3.80 MB
BEYOND GOLDWATER-NICHOLS U.S. GOVERNMENT AND DEFENSE REFORM FOR A NEW STRATEGIC ERA  

The world has changed substantially since the Goldwater-Nichols defense reforms of 1986 and even since the issuance of CSIS’ first Beyond Goldwater-Nichols report in early 2004.In preparing for Phase 2 of its Beyond Goldwater-Nichols effort, it was evident to the study team that the goals of Goldwater-Nichols could not be achieved by focusing xclusively on the Department of Defense or its implementation of BG-N Phase 1 recommendations. Those changes required a broader view of national security ...Read more >

156 Pages
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