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Dissertations
THE MILLENNIAL GENERATION : DEVELOPING LEADERS FOR THE FUTURE SECURITY ENVIRONMENT  

General Casey, is pointing the Army in a new direction of future conflict, because in the years ahead, the United States will confront complex, dynamic and unanticipated challenges to our national security, ranging from peaceful competition to general war and at all points in ...Read more >

40 Pages
1.17 MB
CAMPAIGN PLANNING FOR LOGISTICS ORGANIZATIONS  

With the transition from the Army of Excellence logistics structure to the single logistics command and control of the modular force logistics concept, the traditional command relationship between logistics organizations and the maneuver forces that they support have changed. With all logistics organizations above the Brigade Support Battalions being assigned to the Theater Support Command or Expeditionary Support Command, sustainment brigades may be assigned elements of multiple divisions to ...Read more >

63 Pages
614.29 KB
COMMAND AND CONTROL OF NETWORK OPERATIONS  

Command and control of network operations is required to synchronize cyberspace operations, fully utilize the concepts of Joint Net-Centric Operations (JNO) and operate and defend the joint communications network. The current network operations command and control structure does not provide the Geographical Combatant Commander unity of command or unity of effort in his execution of these ...Read more >

36 Pages
2.08 MB
COMMAND AND CONTROL OF SPECIAL OPERATIONS AVIATION : TIME FOR A CHANGE  

Currently, all Army Special Operations Aviation (ARSOA) forces deployed in support of combat operations are under the operational control of a Joint Special Operations Air Component (JSOAC). The JSOAC Commander commands and controls all airpower in support of the overall Joint Force Special Operations Component Commander (JFSOCC) mission. This practice is contrary to Army doctrine that stipulates that Army Aviation operates as a maneuver force in the ground commanders regime, integrated into ...Read more >

34 Pages
540.48 KB
DEVELOPING 21ST CENTURY SENIOR LEADERS  

The Army needs sound educational programs in order to ensure strategic leaders are developed in the broader, more complex, politico-military 21st century environment. This volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) strategic environment requires unconstrained thinkers to address unconventional ...Read more >

29 Pages
291.54 KB
CREATING A KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY  

The Army needs to reaffirm Knowledge Management as the means to supporting its Army Strategic Strategy for the 21st Century of transforming itself into a network centric knowledge based force. The best way to do this is for the Army to write an Army Knowledge Management Strategy that lays out a vision to shape the entire Army into a knowledge based force for the next twenty or thirty ...Read more >

32 Pages
302.15 KB
IMPROVING FRIENDLY NETWORKS TO EFFECTIVELY COMBAT VIOLENT EXTREMIST NETWORKS  

The paper includes: (1) a description of the complex contemporary environment resulting in a renewed focus on stability operations compared to combat operations (2) a review of USG principal documents relating to BPC; (3) a comparison of the intent behind Concept Plan (CONPLAN) 7500 and related guidance in USG principal documents (4) a description of Department of State (DoS) and Department of Defense (DoD) friendly network shortfalls. (5) a description of DoS and DoD efforts to improve ...Read more >

34 Pages
663.28 KB
CONFLICT TERMINATION AND REGIME CHANGE  

Many military operations since the end of the Cold War have ended improperly. The failure has not been due to a flaw in doctrine. Instead, senior civilian and military leaders have chosen to ignore or have neglected the complexities of ...Read more >

46 Pages
242.30 KB
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND INFORMATION SHARING : IS IT WORKING  

This paper looks at the organization of the Intelligence Community (IC) of the United States prior to September 11th and the intelligence community reorganization that was the result of the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001(Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism), the creation of the White Houses Office of Homeland Security and later the Department of Homeland Security in ...Read more >

28 Pages
302.42 KB
COMMUNICATING WITH THE NET GENERATION  

The Net Generation is often referred to as Generation Y or Millennial Generation. This generation has learned to survive and thrive in the connected era. The Net Generation has developed new ways to socialize, interact, think and work through technology. As a byproduct of the technology evolution, they have become accustomed to immediate feedback and are able to succeed in rapidly changing environments. The Net Generation is suffering from a decline in interpersonal communication as more people ...Read more >

32 Pages
484.30 KB
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