Accession Number:

ADA374798

Title:

Training Management and Peacekeeping Operations: Challenges to the "Band of Excellence"

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-12-15

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

FM 25-100 Training the Force, 1988, with its how to manual, FM 25- 101 Battle Focused Training, 1990, have proven successful in preparing the Army for conventional warfare as demonstrated by the Armys superior performance during Operation DESERT STORM in 1991. Since then, the Army reduced size and changed structure, while the number of missions increased. Presidential Review Directive PRD 13 1993 and Presidential Decision Directive PDD 25 1994 broadened the Armys scope of responsibilities and involved the nation in an ever-increasing range of Stability and Support Operations SASO. Though the Army is heavily committed to SASOs, current training doctrine does not address training management for SASO missions. National Security Strategy requires the US Army to be prepared to rapidly deploy to two near-simultaneous conventional wars along with a variety of smaller stability and support operations. Since the end of the Cold War, ethnic and religious nationalism has generated increased conflicts and human suffering worldwide. US interests abroad, with active participation in the United Nations and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, have resulted in increased deployments and participation by the US Army in SASO missions. Since the end of the Cold War, the Army has been reduced to ten Active Component divisions while the number of deployments has increased. FM 25-100 and 101 provide a systemic formula designed to sustain unit training and readiness for conventional warfighting. Using this doctrine, units identify their most essential go to war tasks and design training programs that train and sustain these tasks. Known as the band of excellence, divisions are either training or executing combat-oriented tasks in support of National Security Policy requirements. SASO missions conflict with training doctrine. Some SASOs sustain warfighting tasks Bosnia SASOs do not. Divisions deploying to Bosnia cannot sustain Major Theater War tasks a

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE