Accession Number:

ADA170609

Title:

An Alternative Approach to Equipping and Modernizing the Force,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Report Date:

1986-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

Upon suggestion by the Undersecretary of the Army, this study investigates the benefits and drawbacks to a sequential method of modernizing the Army. Such a method seeks to select a subset element of the Army e.g., a brigade, division, or corps and modernize it with every current state-of-the-art piece of equipment available. The most modern radio, truck, tank, rifle, etc. currently available would be provided to that element. Then, that Army unit would be left alone with respect to modernization effects until all other such Army units were similarly modernized. Thus, over a number of years, each Army element would be sequentially modernized and hence the Army would be stratified from the most to the least modern units. Ramifications such as impacts on unit procurement costs, impacts on readiness levels, and impacts on production strategies are investigated. Program Managers and individuals at Army staff and agency levels are queried for inputs and views. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE