Doctrine, Training, Test, and Evaluation: Is the Army Doomed to Keep on Reorganizing Its Major Subordinate Commands
ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The Army is now reorganizing its CONUS major subordinate commands for the second time in 11 years. The paper examines whether this trend is bound to continue, limiting the examination to the functional areas of doctrine, training, and test and evaluation. Because any assessment of the new organization would be before the fact, some method of measuring its structure is required. Six yardsticks were designated from organizational theory and used to examine the 1962 and 1973 reorganizations within the functional areas. Official studies and reports were the sources of organizational data. The paper concludes that there were basic flaws in the 1962 reorganization which contributed to the need to reorganize. No such flaws are seen in the 1973 reorganization, but there are several potential problem areas that bear watching. Specific areas for monitoring are recommended to the Chief of Staff.
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