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Fielding a Division Staff in the Modern Day

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Technical Report

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US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States

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History has proven that the time and location of the next war will be unexpected. The U.S Army forces are currently deployed around the world to respond to many different threats to the American way of life. Balancing this demand, during an interwar period plagued with financial restriction, has forced the Army to reduce its size. Active division headquarters, the largest tactical organization to manage forces, are currently fully engaged in managing the current situation. This research focuses on determining whether the Army can conduct a full mobilization creating multiple division headquarters. To answer this, the research will review the last full mobilization that took place in World War II and partial mobilization that occurred in Vietnam to identify how the Army can once again expand division headquarters. The research will review current demand, doctrine, and capacity that exists today in the Army to support once again growing the force to respond to a major conflict.

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