Force Structure: Capabilities and Cost of Army Modular Force Remain Uncertain
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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The Army is making progress converting active Army combat units to the new modular structure at a time of war. The Armys goals for increasing combat power while introducing predictability in deployments for its soldiers are important, and the Army leadership in headquarters, military and civilian staffs, and operational and support units throughout the Army have dedicated considerable attention, energy, and time to achieving these goals under tight time frames. However, the Army faces significant challenges in executing its modularity plans to fully achieve planned capabilities within the time frames it established. In short, because of uncertainties in cost, equipment, and personnel plans and the absence of a comprehensive approach for assessing modularity results, we do not believe decision makers have sufficient information to assess the capabilities, costs, and risks posed by the transformation to a modular force. I will now turn to our four main issues.
- Military Forces and Organizations