Accession Number : ADA264066


Title :   USAREUR Command Challenges


Descriptive Note : Study project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Doyne, William G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264066.pdf


Report Date : 15 Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 45


Abstract : The world has changed drastically during the last decade and Europe has unquestionably been an epicenter of change. similarly, the United States Army Europe (USAREUR) has been an epicenter for change in the Army. This paper discusses change as realities and focuses on drawdown in Europe, the reorganization of military communities (MILCOM) into area support groups (ASG) and base support battalions (BSB), USAREUR training considerations, NATO vs. regional operations and USAREUR personnel strength. The drawdown was a juncture in the history of USAREUR. It was the effect of a myriad of causes and the cause of a significant number of subsequent events -- some complete and some still ongoing. The drawdown is vital to comprehending the origins of the current environment and will probably be repeated. Hence, understanding the drawdown philosophy, the level of detail and leader involvement, and the standards of the process will assist future commanders and staff officers prepare for their assignments. The transition from MILCOMs to ASGs/ BSBs was a drastic change in the way base operations (BASOPS) and life support is accomplished in USAREUR. It has had an effect on almost every aspect of a soldier's life and has achieved the efficiencies for which it was designed. Understanding the nature of the organizations and the systems involved will enhance the performance of future commanders and staff officers.


Descriptors :   *BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , *ARMY TRAINING , *ARMY OPERATIONS , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , USSR , NATO , EUROPE , HISTORY , ALLOCATIONS , EPICENTERS , PHILOSOPHY , ARMY , TRANSITIONS , STANDARDS , EFFICIENCY , UNITED STATES , ENVIRONMENTS , COMMUNITIES , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN)


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE