Accession Number:

ADA402662

Title:

Future Doctrine - Army XXI, Ongoing

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL DEPT CENTER AND SCHOOL FORT SAM HOUSTON TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

The initial product of the Force XXI process will be Army XXI - a versatile force with the capabilities to win the nations wars, prevent conflict, and sustain operations. High-quality people using advanced technology gleaned from numerous battle laboratory evaluations and advanced warfighting experiments characterize Army XXI. Army XXI will use digital technology to optimize the flow of information and enhance situational awareness. Commanders and soldiers will have a much clearer picture of where friendly and enemy forces are located. This will improve command and control, reduce fratricide, and allow the synchronization of combat power at critical times and places. The Army intends to fully develop Army XXI as fast as resources will allow while simultaneously remaining trained and ready. The transition to the Army XXI design will occur between now and 2010. The Army is on the cutting edge of a whole new way of warfighting. The current modernization strategy will field a full corps with information technology by 2010. Evolutionary improvements in combat systems will provide enhanced warfighting capabilities, while the addition of information technology will enhance situational awareness and assure information dominance. The Army will continue procuring new systems and improving current ones to ensure it harnesses the power of information. Army XXI will maintain and improve upon Americas warfighting edge. It will be more versatile and flexible than the current force and will possess a universal digitized information capability. It will be a power projection force that is more agile, more lethal, and, most important, better able to provide the nation full spectrum dominance. Army XXI will have the capabilities to win the nations wars, establish order, prevent conflict, and sustain operations as long as required. The capabilities to compel, deter, reassure, and support will be the defining characteristics of Army XXI -- the 21st century force of decision.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE