An Operational Commander's Guide to Contractors on the Battlefield
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT
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As active duty troop strength has decreased over the past decade, reliance on contractor support has grown significantly. Contractor support currently spans from the United States to Forward Operating Bases in contingency operation areas. This paper provides key arguments to the operational commander for promoting effective use of contractors in a non-permissive environment. The paper groups contractors by how they operate in the non-permissive environment breaks down operational commander force protection requirements into individual and group categories creates indicators for identifying the need to utilize contractors and identifies a basic rule structure that protects the commander, populace, and contractors. Finally, the paper provides planning and execution recommendations for maximizing force capabilities when using contractors.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Unconventional Warfare