Accession Number : AD1020390

Title :   Massive Joint Multinational Exercise Planning to Solve Army Warfighting Challenges

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

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

Personal Author(s) : Rowland,Nicholas L

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Report Date : 10 Jun 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 94

Abstract : A division commander can solve an Army Warfighting Challenge (AWFC) through large joint and multinational training exercises without an increased budget. This paper offers example exercises and shows how division planners can tailor them to study AWFCs. Army and joint commanders should align the majority of their training objectives with AWFCs. This alignment would exponentially increase AWFC study, and would produce for military leadership, more proposed and implemented solutions to the challenges. AWFCs are not Army specific. They span the entire joint force. Commanders at all levels increase their combat power by exercising AWFCs. Joint and multinational training participation is a best-case scenario for AWFC study. Additional funding is not required for AWFC study by using the pay-to-play exercise model and by using mission command to maximize logistic synergy across military support networks.

Descriptors :   military planning , warfare , military training , military operations , army personnel , military doctrine , interagency coordination , nato , combat readiness , lessons learned , department of defense , case studies , knowledge management , logistics support

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE