Roles, Missions, and Functions: Terms of Debate
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES
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The terms roles, missions, and functions are often used interchangeably to refer to a single concept. To many the terms are virtually synonymous they all mean what the services do. In one sense that is true. But they also have finite and statutory meanings which stem from what the services do and who makes the assignments. As Congress and the services begin what promises to be an intense and possibly contentious look at roles, missions, and functions, it is helpful to review the origin and usage of these terms as well as prospects for reallocating what they signify.
- Military Forces and Organizations