Accession Number : ADA583720


Title :   Logistics Junior Officer Development in a Period of Persistent Conflict


Descriptive Note : Monograph


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


Personal Author(s) : Anderson, Michael C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a583720.pdf


Report Date : 23 May 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 60


Abstract : The Army uses two very different deployment models for sustainment units. Brigade Support Battalions within Brigade Combat Teams deploy as battalions after training together. Sustainment units outside of Brigade Combat Teams, echelons above brigade units, deploy as individual company and platoon teams. Those units train with one headquarters and deploy and work for another headquarters unit. As echelon above brigade units transition on the battlefield, company commanders can have four or more battalion and brigade commanders in an 18-month company command. This study investigates if the turbulence of echelons above brigade units deploying on their own Army Force Generation cycle impacts junior officer development, specifically between company commanders and battalion commanders. Analysis of interviews with commanders at company, battalion, and brigade level demonstrate that the disjointed Army Force Generation model utilized by echelons above brigade units impact leader development and other organizational dynamics. This monograph provides details on the unforeseen impacts of the echelons above brigade deployment model.


Descriptors :   *ARMY PERSONNEL , *COMPANY LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , *DEPLOYMENT , *LEADERSHIP TRAINING , *LOGISTICS , *MILITARY COMMANDERS , *PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT , ARMY , BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , CONTINUITY , DEFICIENCIES


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE