Training Regionally Aligned Brigades in USPACOM
NAVAL WAR COLLEGE NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT
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U.S. Army doctrine now outlines two core competencies Combined Arms Maneuver and Wide Area Security. As the Army moves into the 21st century, the training balance between the two must be determined. Based on the advent of Regionally Aligned Brigades the training balance is now determined by the respective Geographic Combatant Commander, who will employ those brigades. This paper specifically looks at the historical Army bias towards training for Combined Arms Maneuver. Next, the paper looks at the current threats in the United States Pacific Commander s Area of Responsibility. Then, the paper analyzes the Operational Factors of time, space, and force for the USPACOM commander to help determine the training balance. Once these three areas are analyzed it is clear that USPACOM Regionally Aligned Brigades should weight their training effort in favor of Wide Area Security. Finally, three recommendations are made in order to institute this training plan.
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