Army Space and Transformation
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA SPACE SYSTEMS ACADEMIC GROUP
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The Army is undergoing a Transformation process, the outcome of which will be an enhanced warfighting capability via the Objective Force. Space is a key enabler for the Army s Objective Force capabilities and Joint combat operations. The Army has a long history of success in the space mission area that stretches back to the 1940s. The Army established doctrine for conducting space operations in support of the Objective Force. This thesis explains why the Army is involved in space from historical, doctrinal and policy perspectives. The Army created force structure for Space Support Elements SSE at the tactical level and organic to Division headquarters, and has planned and proposed additional space elements at the Brigade, Corps and Army organizational levels. The FA40, Space Operations, Career Field is a relatively new personnel category that brings space products and services to the warfighter. Proper distribution of the FA40 personnel pool is a critical part of assuring the success of the FA40 Career Field. This thesis presents recommendations on how the Army can better organize its space force structure, allocate personnel and develop future space capabilities requirements documents to ensure relevancy in a transformed Army.
- Military Intelligence
- Unmanned Spacecraft