Accession Number : ADA611629


Title :   Brigade Combat Team the World's Police: Understanding the United States Army Brigade Combat Team's role in Developing Foreign Police


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Dennis, Franklin D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a611629.pdf


Report Date : 13 Jun 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 106


Abstract : Anticipating that the U.S. Army will continue to deploy regionally aligned forces in support of security cooperation and security force assistance missions, this research investigates how a U.S. Army Brigade Combat Team (BCT) should conduct foreign police development. By reviewing police theory, current U.S. Army doctrine, and the lessons learned from the police development efforts in Iraq, a foreign police development model is proposed that focuses on police centric lines of effort instead of traditional military stability lines of effort. The proposed model is tested against a hypothetical scenario, whereby a U.S. Army BCT is deployed to Kenya to support the development of the Kenyan National Police Services. Using a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) analysis to measure the efficacy of the BCT's organic structure in conducting foreign police development, potential solutions to capability gaps are presented in the DOTMLPF framework. This thesis concludes that the U.S. Army BCT is not formally structured or supported by doctrine to conduct foreign police development however, it can achieve a desired end state with significant military and civilian police enablers and an understanding of police theory and the lessons learned from previous police reform efforts.


Descriptors :   *LAW ENFORCEMENT , *MILITARY POLICE , *MILITARY TRAINING , ARMY , BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , COOPERATION , FOREIGN , IRAQ , KENYA , LEADERSHIP , LESSONS LEARNED , MILITARY DOCTRINE , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , SCENARIOS , TEAMS(PERSONNEL)


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE