Accession Number:

ADA415426

Title:

Reducing Duplication Across the Services to Create a Transformed Joint Military Organization

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-04-07

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

The future roles and missions of the military services are inextricably intertwined and together they must maintain the Department of Defenses DOD constrained resources, while meeting requirements and preparing for the future. As we strive to operate jointly, commanders will expect and demand a consistent level of support across all spectrums. Transformation must unite unique service capabilities into a seamless joint framework to accomplish the joint force commanders objectives and create a better joint military force. There are many functional similarities across the services, particularly among support occupations. Currently, the services are participating in consolidated training programs and developing common operating systems. Yet, the common support skills and functions that receive this training and will use the common operating systems currently reside separately within each branch of the services. Could these support skills and functions be consolidated into a single joint organization, such as a DOD Support Command A consolidated support organization could potentially lead to resource savings, more efficient processes, and improved readiness. This paper will examine some existing commonalities within DOD and propose an option for reducing duplication across the services with the intended result of a transformed joint military organization.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE