Building the Army: A Strategic Review of a Complex Problem
ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Designing the future U.S. Army is a complex, ill-structured problem characterized by broadly defined objectives, a robust analytical process, constrained resources, multiple powerful stakeholders, conflicting interests, and a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous VUCA operating environment. After framing this problem using the strategy formulation model, this assessment recommends improvements to make the Total Army Analysis TAA process more effective and efficient. The Army can realize these improvements by requesting concise strategic direction, documenting resulting risk, considering joint interdependence, analytically prioritizing requirements, and improving relationships with key players in the process. In the long-term, the Armys TAA can serve as an excellent model for the robust and transparent analytic process required to build the future Joint Force.
- Military Forces and Organizations