Manning the Army in Peace and War
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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This study examines the key manning decision that faced the senior Army leadership during the 1980s and which will continue into the 1990s. It analyzes the concept of the Individual Replacement System IRS versus the Unit Manning System UMS as competing personnel management systems in the way we man the force in both peace and war. The paper provides a historical background of our manning system. Next, the author provides his personal perspectives on the issues from his experiences in units as a command and as a personnel staff officer under both systems as well as a Unit Manning System project officer under both systems as well as a Unit Manning System project officer in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel ODCSPER at Headquarters, Department of the Army HQDA. The paper also provides the reflections and manning philosophies of many of our senior Army leaders. Finally, the paper concludes with recommendations for the senior Army leadership on ways to man our future force in both peace and war.
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