CSS Operations in Support of Force XXI Division Redesign - A Bridge to the Future or Before Its Time?
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MIL ITARY STUDIES
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This paper analyzes the combat service support concept for the redesigned Force XXI Division to determine if the concept improves the efficiency and effectiveness of support to the maneuver battalions and division as a whole. The paper begins with a analysis of the proposed support concept as it differs with current structure and procedures. The author critiques the support concepts ability to satisfy current logistics doctrine from FM 100-5. The concept is then analyzed against the goals and objectives for the future found in TRADOC Pam 525-200-6. Following the doctrinal and future expectations for combat service support the concepts technological initiatives are evaluated to determine dependency on technology enablers. Finally, the paper discusses the last major reorganization of the U.S. Army from the Army Of Excellence Study to determine lessons learned that can support the current Force XXI reorganization. This paper will argue that the reorganization of the DISCOM will support the current divisional force structure and the future Force XXI structure. The DISCOM restructuring makes a great deal of sense given adequate manpower levels. Personnel saving will result over time with the incremental application of successful technology enhancements and procedures.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics