Accession Number : AD1020377


Title :   Fielding a Division Staff in the Modern Day


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States


Personal Author(s) : Williams,Christopher G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1020377.pdf


Report Date : 10 Jun 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 77


Abstract : History has proven that the time and location of the next war will be unexpected. The U.S Army forces are currently deployed around the world to respond to many different threats to the American way of life. Balancing this demand, during an interwar period plagued with financial restriction, has forced the Army to reduce its size. Active division headquarters, the largest tactical organization to manage forces, are currently fully engaged in managing the current situation. This research focuses on determining whether the Army can conduct a full mobilization creating multiple division headquarters. To answer this, the research will review the last full mobilization that took place in World War II and partial mobilization that occurred in Vietnam to identify how the Army can once again expand division headquarters. The research will review current demand, doctrine, and capacity that exists today in the Army to support once again growing the force to respond to a major conflict.


Descriptors :   Vietnam war , military capabilities , military history , second world war , military forces (united states) , mobilization , lessons learned , active duty , field grade officers , military operations , international organizations , united states government , national security , military doctrine , national guard


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE