Accession Number : ADA256588


Title :   Training the NATO Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction Corps Using the U.S. Army Combat Training Center Model


Descriptive Note : Study project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Dickinson, III, Don P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a256588.pdf


Report Date : 16 Jun 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 62


Abstract : NATO is making major changes in its strategy and force structure. The most significant changes are embodied in decisions to consider participation in operations previously viewed as outside the NATO area, prepare for military operations across the full spectrum of conflict, and form a multinational rapid reaction corps. The corps, known as the Allied Command Europe (ACE) Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC), will be composed of national unit contributions from ten nations totalling almost ten divisions. The combination of multinationality, the widely varying unit types and capabilities, the broad range of potential tasks, the requirement to be able to deploy rapidly virtually anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere, and the need to fight effectively on arrival will make implementation of all that is expected of the corps more difficult than many of its political sponsors may have anticipated. After examining these factors and discussing applicable United States experiences, the paper concludes that the U. S. Army Combat Training Center model provides an excellent paradigm for building the corps into the type of organization desired.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS , *ORGANIZATIONS , *MODELS , NATO , EUROPE , TRAINING , BUILDINGS , CONFLICT , HEMISPHERES , NORTHERN HEMISPHERE , ARMY , OPERATION , STRUCTURES , STRATEGY , REQUIREMENTS , NATIONS , UNITED STATES


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE