Accession Number:

ADA346243

Title:

Straight Line Manning: A Strategic Alternative to Stabilize the Army XXI Force

Descriptive Note:

Strategic research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-05-15

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

During the post-Cold War Era, the United States Army has done a superb job maintaining combat readiness while downsizing thus preventing a return to the hollow Army. During this era, the Armys OPTEMPO has increased dramatically due to a turbulent world. Deployment requirements have consistently dictated allocation of non-contingency forces to support MOOTW. This has resulted in significant instability in all lower ALO units. Meanwhile, the contingency force remains oriented on worldwide short notice deployments, a low probability scenario, and receives the highest force fill. This USAWC Strategic Research Project examines U.S. Army force instability and proposes some force manning alternatives to stabilize the Army as it enters the 21st Century.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE