Accession Number : ADA424309


Title :   An Evolving Joint Acquisition Force


Descriptive Note : Research paper


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Jennings, Theodore L , Jr


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a424309.pdf


Report Date : 19 Mar 2004


Pagination or Media Count : 33


Abstract : The last two major U.S. conflicts, Operations Desert Storm/Shield and Iraqi Freedom, have demonstrated the U.S. military's evolution toward a joint fighting doctrine. Along with recent changes to Department of Defense (DoD) policy emphasizing joint military operations, there is sufficient reason for all DoD organizations to conduct a self-examination to insure they are postured to support the joint warfighter. This Strategy Research Paper (SRP) explores the prospects of reorganizing the acquisition community into a truly joint DoD organization that integrates and serves all Component Services. It proposes two options: (1) Integrate Program Executive Offices into the U.S. Joint Forces Command organization modeled on U.S. Special Operations Command's acquisition and logistics organization; and (2) Establish a Joint Acquisition Executive within the office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The first proposal would integrate the joint-materiel developer with the joint-concept developer, insuring synergy between the parties desiring to rapidly conceive, develop, and acquire solutions to joint warfighting needs. The second proposal would provide the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff more authority in materiel acquisition programs and would improve the process of identifying and providing critical materiel solutions to the joint warfighter. (35 refs.)


Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , *PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT , *MANPOWER UTILIZATION , *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , *MILITARY MODERNIZATION , *MILITARY PROCUREMENT , MILITARY HISTORY , INTEGRATED SYSTEMS , POLICIES , LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT , EVOLUTION(GENERAL) , TRANSFORMATIONS , CONTRACTED SERVICES , ORGANIZATIONAL REALIGNMENT


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE