Accession Number : ADA532891


Title :   Who is Responsible for Training the Civilian Members of the Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs)


Descriptive Note : Monograph


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


Personal Author(s) : Sawyer, II, J C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a532891.pdf


Report Date : May 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 57


Abstract : The purpose of this monograph is to attempt to determine who is responsible for establishment and enforcement of standards that the civilian members of PRTs must accomplish in training before they deploy overseas. The Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) have proven to be a very effective instrument in the conduct of stability operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, yet there is no set government standard to ensure proper training or preparation for personnel from US Government agencies before they arrive at a mobilization post for predeployment training. Apart from not having a stated mission, the most significant issue for PRTs and therefore the purpose of this paper is to address the preparation of government civilians from other agencies before they deploy. Due to the newness of the PRTs, there are a limited number of books about them. Therefore, most of the research was conducted by looking at periodical, government testimonies and through the power of the internet. The key challenges continuing to face the PRTs are a lack of national strategy for their employment, changing reporting channels, variations of training standards, lack of doctrine, and uncertain chain of command. To date, the State Department has not published a training or preparation standard that personnel from other agencies must accomplish before they deploy to a mobilization site or overseas. The results of this paper can be used to critically examine the current methodology and improve the training and preparation of the PRTs before they deploy. One possible solution is implementation of a Department of Defense coordination cell that works exclusively with the State Department to ensure that the training, preparation, and lessons learned are relayed to other agencies in a timely manner. As the United States learned in Vietnam with the CORDS program, PRTs illustrate the need for effecti


Descriptors :   *TRAINING , *OVERSEAS , *CIVILIAN PERSONNEL , *PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT , MOBILIZATION , TEAMS(PERSONNEL) , STANDARDS , UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE , AFGHANISTAN , SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , IRAQ , SECOND WORLD WAR , MILITARY OPERATIONS , DEPLOYMENT


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE