Accession Number : ADA264616


Title :   Principles of Future Army Force Structure Design


Descriptive Note : Study project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Newcomb, Curtis L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264616.pdf


Report Date : 20 Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 40


Abstract : The world is in the midst of a cataclysmic transformation caused by the demise of the Soviet Union as a world military power. The impact of this transformation is being felt around the globe. The impact on the United States, as the world's only remaining 'superpower' transcends all elements of its society and institutions. The Army, one of America's oldest and proudest institutions, is struggling to posture itself to remain viable and relevant in the future. The principles under which it has been organized and structured during the Cold War era are no longer appropriate. While several ideas and concepts have been proposed for the Army's future force design, all are hybrids of the past and fail to recognize the magnitude of the change that is occurring. This study examines some of the issues surrounding the efforts to design an Army of the future. It is an attempt to understand the basis for the Army and to offer a set of principles under which a new paradigm should be constructed for use in designing the Army of the future. It also suggests ways Army leaders can restructure the Army into a true Total Army to meet these principles. It also offers ideas concerning incorporation of the Army National Guard as an integral and equal partner on the Total Army team.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , *DEFICIENCIES , *MILITARY MODERNIZATION , *MILITARY FORCE LEVELS , *ARMY , *MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS , USSR , NATIONAL GUARD , MILITARY RESERVES , MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , UNITED STATES , IMPACT , COMBAT READINESS , BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , MILITARY EQUIPMENT , COLD WAR , HISTORY , DIVISION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , MILITARY PLANNING , TRANSFORMATIONS , REGIMENT LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Defense Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE