Accession Number:

ADA499270

Title:

Pre-Conflict Peace Building as a Mission for USACE

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-04-29

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

The United States Army Corps of Engineers USACE has a long history of vital service to the United States of America. In order to stay relevant, ready, responsive, and reliable over the years, the Corps has adapted its organization, missions, and skills sets to meet requirements in support of the national interests of the United States. As the new Administrations use of the elements of power in pursuit of national interests focuses on smart power, the skillful interweaving of diplomatic, information, military, and economic might rather than depending on military power only, a new role for the USACE is possible within this construct in pre-conflict peace building and capacity development. This SRP examines the history, organization, and missions of the USACE provides an assessment of the current and future strategic environments and offers insights and recommendations on how the USACE might posture itself to provide capability as the Nations Engineer of Choice in preconflict peace building, as an integral element of the Nations smart power arsenal.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE