The Role of the Commanders of the Unified and Specified Commands in the Program Objective Memoranda (POM) Development Process.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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This essay explores the role of the Commanders in Chief CINCs of the Unified and Specified Commands and the Joint Chiefs of Staff JCS in the POM development process of the military departments. This paper defines the organizational basis for the Unified and Specified Commands. A discussion is provided of the Department of Defense Planning, Programing, and Budgeting System PPBS, and the various steps in the Department of Defense DOD resource allocation and management process. A brief overview of the key PPBS documents is provided. The role of the JCS in the PPBS process and the organization of the JCS Strategic Plans and Resource Analysis Agency is discussed. An analysis of the input by CINCs regarding suggested changes to the current POM process is also accomplished. A brief summary of the most recent changes and initiatives by the Deputy Secretary of Defense, to more enhance the CINCs involvement in the POM process, is also provided. Additionally, some suggestions for further consideration are also mentioned. Author
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