A Review of Centralized Readiness Reporting Systems and Their Impact Upon the U. S. Marine Division.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Subsequent to World War II a gradual trend toward unification of the Armed Forces and centralization of control occurred within the Department of Defense. The paper reviews two centralized readiness reporting systems, the Joint Chiefs of Staff Force Status and Identity Report FORSTAT and the Marine Automated Readiness Evaluation System MARES and examines their functional impact upon the U.S. Marine division in the areas of organizational structure, man-hour requirements, internal decision making, and attitudes of assigned Marine personnel. Resulting from this analysis specific recommendations are provided for possible improvements in the continuing development and utilization of centralized reporting and control systems within the U.S. Marine Corps.
- Command, Control and Communications Systems
- Military Forces and Organizations