Garrison Commanders - In Search of Excellence
Group study project
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The objective of this study are to assess the role of the Garrison Commander in the execution of the mission of US Army installations worldwide, and to evaluate the capability of Army installations to make the transition from peace to war. The assessment was made utilizing the eight pillars of excellence formulated by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman, Jr. in their best selling book In Search of Excellence. Data was gathered using a literature search, from US Army War College lectures and seminar discussions, and personal interviews with more than 120 personnel at installation, MACOM, DA, and DOD levels. In addition, key personnel were interviewed from selected Air Force and Navy installations as well as a civilian city government to provide a basis of comparison for the assessment. It is further concluded that because of the reactive mode in which most installation staffs operate, not enough attention is paid to mobilization and transition to war planning, and consequently installations are not well prepared to execute these vital missions. Furthermore, the actual resourcing of personnel, equipment, and facilities in support of mobilization and transition to war is minimal to nonexistent, leaving installations to do the best they can with on-hand assets for mobilization training and real-world contingencies.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies