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Basic Combat Unit of the Slovenian Armed Forces

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Technical Report,08 Aug 2016,09 Jun 2017

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US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States

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Because of the prolonged financial crisis, Slovenian defense sector had lost a third of its annual budget from 2010-17. According to the 2017 Annual Readiness Report to the President, the Slovenian Armed Forces are at its lowest point. Immediate changes are necessary in order to reverse the trend. This research offers a review of relevant Slovenian strategic documents, a combined arms concept and the last major U.S. Army transformation that saw the organization transition from a division to a brigade-centric force. The goal of the research is to establish what the basic combat unit of the Slovenian Armed forces should be. Findings, with other recommendations, should be the foundation for the upcoming transformation of the Slovenian Armed Forces. The research found that the basic combat unit of the Slovenian Armed Forces should be a light infantry company with organic combat support enablers. With an organization based on the presented basic combat unit, Slovenian Armed Forces would be more efficient in accomplishing missions and tasks prescribed by the strategic documents.

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  • Military Forces and Organizations

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