Capturing the Cost Differences between Today's Army and the Army of Excellence (AOE),
ARMY COST AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS CENTER WASHINGTON DC
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The purpose of this paper is to provide an understanding of the assumptions made and the procedures used to estimate the cost of divisions in todays Army. This force costing exercise was the result of a tasking the US Army Cost and Economic Analysis Center USACEAC, Force Cost and Data Base Division received from the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans DCSOPS. We were asked to provide, as a part of the Light Corps Capability Analysis LCCA, comparative one time and annual recurring costs for the current Modified Table of Organization and Equipment MTOE and proposed Army of Excellence AOE airborne and air assault divisional designs. In order to perform this cost exercise, three basic items were needed. They were a list of the units, by Standard Requirement Code SRC or Unit Identification Code UIC, which made up each of the divisions, a current Training and Doctrine Command TRADOC Table of Organization and Equipment TOE tape containing all of the SRCs, and the Force Cost Information System FCIS. The Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans ODCSOPS was responsible for preparing the lists of units and when a unit was undefined, providing an acceptable substitute. The TOE tape, which defines all the units in the Army in terms of people and equipment, was specially prepared by TRADOC to include as many of the units in the four divisions as they had data on and sent to the US Army Management System Support Agency USAMSSA for inclusion in the FCIS.
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