The Army Space Cadre FORMAL
ARMY SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND/ARMY FORCES STRATEGIC COMMAND HUNTSVILLE AL
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The Army recognized its need for a core of professional Space operations and it created the Space Operations Career Field FA40--a dedicated career field of Space experts, trained and managed to function as dedicated Army assets for general Space-related operations. We continue to recognize the need to mature the process of identifying its Space smart professionals for proper tracking and management. To that end, the Army has embarked on a Force Management Analysis FORMAL process to define its cadre of Space professionals and develop a comprehensive strategy for their education, training and development to meet mission requirements. This undertaking is a result of the recommendations by the Commission to Access United States National Security Space Management and Organization known as the Space Commission, and directives published in subsequent Department of Defense DoD directives and legislation. As stated in the DoD Space Human Capital Resources Strategy, people are central to our success in Space. Meeting the serious challenges of the future in Space requires competent people who are skilled in the operational demands of the Space medium, the tactical environment they support, the technical requirements of the vehicles that operate in it, the acquisition of Space systems, Space-related research and development, Space unique tactics, techniques and procedures, the needs of the many and varied end-users of Space capabilities, and in the ability to formulate and articulate new Space doctrine to fully control and exploit the medium of Space in support of our nations security objectives. The strategy must also ensure that it supports the Armys unique mission requirements.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics