Accession Number:

AD1111840

Title:

The Automated Army

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Research Paper]

Corporate Author:

ARMY SERGEANTS MAJOR ACADEMY FORT BLISS TX

Report Date:

2007-11-27

Pagination or Media Count:

22

Abstract:

The automation of the U.S. Army has made the job of taking care of Soldiers and equipment more effective while fighting the Global War on Terror. Automation has introduced technology that allows the Army to move into the future. Our paper will introduce several areas that will demonstrate how automation has changed the Army. First of all, Soldiers receive the best services possible with programs like Medical Protection Systems MEDPROS and Electronic Military Personnel Office EMILPO. These programs track medical readiness and personnel data on Soldiers. Automation and the introduction of computers have improved equipment readiness. This gives leadership the tools to accurately track Soldiers and equipment effectively. Furthermore, equipment in tactical operations provides commanders the ability to accomplish the mission while focusing on Soldier safety. Key staff elements can use computers to brief the commanders battle update via internet video without driving through hazardous routes. These capabilities overall reduce casualties and deaths in combat areas. We will also present the negative aspects of automation and how they can affect operations.

Subject Categories:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]