Exercise Design for the Joint Force 2020 Brigade Combat Team
Strategy Research Project
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The Army must prepare its units to employ Full Spectrum Operations FSO competencies as part of the Joint Force 2020 in order to generate the desired strategic effects that prevent adversaries from escalating conflicts, shape the international environment, and, where challenged, win decisively and dominantly across the range of conflicts. To ensure its success, the Army must make changes to the National Training Center s NTC Contemporary Operational Environment COE. This paper traces the NTC s evolution, analyses the strategic security landscape from present to 2020, and makes recommendations to optimize the NTC s preparation of Brigade Combat Teams. The main recommendations target the depiction of three of the COE s operational variables infrastructure, social, and economic. Accounting for fiscal and other resource-constrained realities, this study finishes with suggestions on how to incrementally implement these ideas, emphasizing smarter stewardship over increasingly scarce resources. If employed, these ideas can generate a tailored COE that allows units the most realistic and challenging training experiences short of actual combat.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics