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
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