Accession Number:

ADA402681

Title:

Directions for Defense, Report of the Commission on Roles and Missions of the Armed Forces, May 1995

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 document provides the central message for DoD, that in the 21st century, every DoD element must focus on supporting the operations of the Unified Commanders in Chief CINCs. Everything else that DoD does from furnishing health care to developing weapons should support that effort. Recommendations made throughout the report seek to concentrate all of DoDs activities toward that end. Military operations are planned and conducted by joint forces under the direction of the CINCs, not Military Services, defense agencies, or Pentagon staffers. The authors identified six attributes for DoD 1 Responsiveness to needs that will change, 2 Reliability to perform in predictable and consistent manner, 3 Cooperation and trust that underpin unified operations, 4 Innovation in new weapons, organizations, and operational concepts, 5 Competition directed toward constructive solutions to complex problems, and 6 Efficient use of resources.

Subject Categories:

  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE