RAND Arroyo Center Research Brief: Strategies for an Expeditionary Army
RAND ARROYO CENTER SANTA MONICA CA
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The Army is transforming itself so that, among other things, it can be more deployable. To get to the level of strategic responsiveness demanded by todays missions, the Army must be able to move rapidly forces that can carry out a wide range of missions. To that end, the Army has set three goals for the logistical component of its forces, known as combat service support CSS elements. Two of these goals, called power projection goals, aim at shrinking the size of the logistics elements that accompany deploying forces the logistics footprint and reducing the amount of time it takes to move forces. As part of its Stryker and future force designs, the Army is pursuing a number of programs and innovative ideas to meet its power projection goals. Researchers from RAND Arroyo Center have distilled a number of strategies from these efforts and documented them in Combat Service Support Transformation Emerging Strategies for Making the Power Projection Army a Reality. The aim is to provide a common understanding of these strategies and foster their broader adoption.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies