Installation Power Projection Platforms Role in Support of the Deployed Force: The Disappearing Boundary Between Sustaining Base Activities and the Warfighter
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
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The United States Army has changed from a Cold War threat based, forward deployed force, to a CONUS based full spectrum, threats-adaptive, capabilities based force as seen throughout the 1990s and 2000. Operationally, the Army is transforming to provide strategic dominance across the entire spectrum of operations. As outlined in Joint Vision 2010, Army Vision 2010 and Installation Vision 2010, the Army must be able to project a ready force rapidly, world wide to the point of decision. In order for the Army to be relevant now and in the future, units must be capable of deploying and redeploying. This is a basic operational and strategic requirement that involves the delineation of responsibilities between the tactical deployingredeploying unit and those units in support of them. This monograph focuses on the issue Do Garrison Commands in CONUS and Area Support Groups ASGBase Support Battalions BSB, OCONUS, have responsibilities for warfighting units deployments and redeployments Structurally, the monograph outlines the history, methods and results of the formalization of installation management. The development of installation doctrine as outlined in FM 100-22, Installation Management, is addressed to describe responsibilities for deployment and redeployment. A CONUS and OCONUS based paradigm for Garrison and Area Support Group responsibilities for deployingredeploying units is presented. The Garrison Command at Ft. Drum, NY, in support of the 10th Mountain Division Light Infantry and the 104 th Area Support Group in Hanau Germany in support of 1 st Armor Division are presented. The monograph concludes that Garrison, ASG and BSB commands have critical responsibilities in supporting warfighting unit deployments, sustainment for forces and families staying behind and redeployments.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics