Training the NATO Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction Corps Using the U.S. Army Combat Training Center Model
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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NATO is making major changes in its strategy and force structure. The most significant changes are embodied in decisions to consider participation in operations previously viewed as outside the NATO area, prepare for military operations across the full spectrum of conflict, and form a multinational rapid reaction corps. The corps, known as the Allied Command Europe ACE Rapid Reaction Corps ARRC, will be composed of national unit contributions from ten nations totalling almost ten divisions. The combination of multinationality, the widely varying unit types and capabilities, the broad range of potential tasks, the requirement to be able to deploy rapidly virtually anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere, and the need to fight effectively on arrival will make implementation of all that is expected of the corps more difficult than many of its political sponsors may have anticipated. After examining these factors and discussing applicable United States experiences, the paper concludes that the U. S. Army Combat Training Center model provides an excellent paradigm for building the corps into the type of organization desired.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics