Transforming for Multinational Operations: A Study of the National Army of Moldova
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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This study emphasizes how the policies and the strategic documents of Moldova support transformation identifies the critical capabilities that National Army must develop to support international partners based on their needs and determines the composition of forces designed to participate in international operations. The study used several qualitative methods to conduct the research such as observation and analysis of the evolution of policies, concepts and strategies in Moldova and examination of the current state of the National Army applying DOTMLPF analysis methodology. The findings show that the Ends, Ways and Means in the countrys strategic documents related to the military security are properly aligned. But, in reality there is a severe discrepancy. This led to the creation of significant gaps across the DOTMLPF domains of the Army, which prevent interoperability. Niche capabilities such as SOF, EOD, medical, vertical lift, but also light infantry are capabilities and forces that are cost efficient for the National Army to develop. The conclusions emphasize that the transformation of National Army needs to start with a clear strategic vision, supported at the national level. Finally, the National Army transformation must be comprehensive in nature and include all the domains of DOTMLPF.
- Military Forces and Organizations