Is Reorganization of the Army Under the Unit-of-Action and the Unit-of-Employment Concept Consistent with the Army's Identity?
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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Currently, reorganization of the Army under the Unit of ActionUnit of Employment UAUE concept has focused exclusively on the mechanics of conversion. This thesis argues that the process must begin with an appreciation of the Armys identity as a strategic force for the nation This thesis argues that reorganization of the Army under the UAUE concept is consistent with the Armys identity, provided an end state is articulated, which is currently lacking. That end state must be a holistic force structure one that is based on identity, not on threats or capabilities. This thesis fills the existing void by providing a force structure that truly reflects the Armys identity. As a foundation for this force structure, this thesis examines the Armys identity as a strategic force, the current Army organization, the UAUE force structure, and the underlying concepts driving and supporting the UAUE conversion. The resulting force structure is then tested against four criteria doctrine, organization, training, and leadership. Two elements are noteworthy. First, this force design rejects the concept of modularity in favor of a more tailored approach. Secondly, the operational effectiveness of this force structure is further increased by the development and institutionalization of a force stabilization system. This thesis demonstrates how a force stabilization system is integrated into a force structure.
- Military Forces and Organizations