Building Partnerships by Design or by Default?
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV NORFOLK VA JOINT ADVANCED WARFIGHTING SCHOOL
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The purpose of this thesis is to explore how the United States military should organize, train, and equip its forces to better support building partnership capacity operations in support of the Geographic Combatant Commanders GCC Theater Campaign Plans TCP. As stated in the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review, the Secretary of Defenses priority objective of preventing and deterring conflict requires the Services to better align organization and force structure in support of national security and military strategies to meet GCC Theater Campaign Plan requirements. As the GCCs priorities change in support of our national strategies ends, the forces provided means and how they are employed ways should also change. The assumption that U.S. conventional combat forces can do this additional building partnership capacity mission by default and out of hide is not valid. If the number one priority is theater engagement and building partnerships, then that mission should be resourced appropriately, in spite of organizational resistance, to meet the needs of the Geographic Combatant Commanders attempting to execute this mission.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics