Accession Number:

ADA370239

Title:

Decisive, Shaping and Sustaining Operations: An Operational Organization for the Contemporary Mission Environment.

Descriptive Note:

Monograph rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-05-27

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

The United States Army is adapting to a changing mission environment defined by a new National Security Strategy, the perceived threats to national security, significant technological developments, and an updated National Military Strategy derived from this new environment. These dynamic charges have had dramatic effects on the Armys doctrine, training, leader development, organization, materiel, and soldier systems DTLOMS. However, there is a lag in doctrinal progress, specifically related to the commanders tool for arranging forces and activities on the battlefield the battlefield organization. As defined by the 1993 version of FM 100-5, Operations, the Armys current battlefield organization uses the terms deep, close and rear DCR operations to relate forces to one another and to the enemy in time, space, resources, and purpose. Unfortunately, this organization is based upon the conditions that defined the previous, Cold War mission environment. A more comprehensive method suitable for todays mission environment uses decisive, shaping, and sustaining DSS operations to organize forces and activities across the breadth and depth of the area of operations.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE