Accession Number : ADA259132


Title :   U.S. Army Staffs-Are They Broken?


Descriptive Note : Monograph


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES


Personal Author(s) : Taylor, Clarence E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a259132.pdf


Report Date : 10 Mar 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 54


Abstract : This monograph examines current US Army tactical level staffs. Even though the Army underwent a tremendous modernization program during the last decade, tactical level staffs remained virtually unchanged during that period. This monograph examines several recent conflicts to determine if staff doctrine is in need of change. The monograph first examines the historical development of Military staffs. Beginning with the Greek and Roman periods, military staffs grew in size and sophistication as military operations became more complex overtime. The development of US Army staffs was much slower than its European counterparts. The US Army did not see the need for staff development during the relative peace of the nineteenth century. A review of current us Army staff doctrine provides a backdrop to the examination of staff operations during training exercises and three recent conflicts.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS , *DOCTRINE , OPERATION , CONFLICT , ARMY


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Humanities and History
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE