Airborne Proponency: Progress in a Joint Environment.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The airborne mission has suffered from a historical and cultural division of responsibility that has led to a loss of prestige, a lack of coherent hardware acquisition, a loss of force structure, and a rigidity of doctrine. The author traces the historical background for this separation of responsibility and discusses the current doctrinal divisions between the Army and the Air Force. The progress noted in the title was initiated by the Chief of Staff ArmyChief of Staff Air Force Memoranda of 1983 which provided a unique opportunity for this joint proponency to begin. The results of these efforts are the Airlift Concepts and Requirements Agency and the Army AirborneAirlift Coordinating Office. While these agencies have accomplished much in their short existence, momentum from the Chiefs Memoranda must not be lost. The author recommends an effective, joint proponency of the airborne mission by the Army and the Air Force to preserve this vital capability capability. Keywords Joint military activities Military doctrine Airlift operations.
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