Commander's Emergency Response Program: The Future of Army Contracting
Civilian research paper Aug 2008-May 2009
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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This paper examines some of the areas needing improvement in the Commanders Emergency Response Program CERP, a major weapon in the local commanders arsenal for stability operations. It explains why a confluence of recent events-updated doctrine, the publication of the Gansler Commission Report, and the creation of the Armys Expeditionary Contracting Command ECC-have created a unique opportunity. This is an opportunity for Army expeditionary contracting to change from its traditional general support role to a more proactive direct support role by assisting the local commander through his CERP program. The ECC must evolve its organizational structure to complement this new role and develop doctrine to employ their subordinate units that fully supports the newly published doctrine for Stability Operations. This paper also discusses how these changes allow the newly formed ECC to leverage itscris expertise to enhance training and improve the deficient areas in the local commanders CERP program identified by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction SIGIR.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics