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A Review of U.S. Army Non-Materiel Capability-Development Processes

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[Technical Report, Research Report]

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Across the doctrine, organization, training, leadership and education, personnel, facilities, and policy DOTLPF-P domains, the U.S. Army has, and follows, formal processes to make changes in each, and the Army appears to use all these processes frequently. Although the Army is currently making significant changes to these processes, many aspects of its current approach appear to be successful. However, there are issues to keep in mind when making changes in some domains, including the following Doctrine and policy are changed frequently, and these changes follow the guidelines for creation and revision dictated by Headquarters, Department of the Army HQDA, as well as U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command TRADOC guidance and regulations. Primary mechanisms that help ensure success are funding, prioritization, and comment resolution In the organization domain, any issues that arise throughout the process are typically related to disagreements over prioritization or a failure to appropriately resource the organizational change In the leadership and education domain, the most significant hurdle is that changes typically require substantial lead times for development and implementation In the facilities domain, challenges can arise because changes often lag those made in the other DOTLPF-P domains.


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  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Military Forces and Organizations

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[A, Approved For Public Release]