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Drawdown in Europe: Building Down Smarter
Research rept. Aug 1992-Apr 1993
INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC
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This paper examines the challenges faced by six Army battalions directly involved in the massive United States Army Europe USAREUR drawdown during FY 91-92. The four most critical functional areas 1 notifying, 2 manning, 3 equipping and 4 redeploying are evaluated to determine the impact of the drawdown on soldiers, families and national security. The paper also assesses the impact of external political and military events on USAREURs original plan for unit withdrawals, equipment redistribution and personnel reductions. A recurrent theme is the resourcefulness of subordinates in overcoming countless obstacles and successfully accomplishing a drawdown of historic proportions. The paper concludes with recommendations for corrective measures from former USAREUR battalion commanders which are intended for implementation at corps or higher levels of command.
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE