Accession Number:

ADA612016

Title:

Army-Navy Integration and the Pivot to the West: A New Joint Concept

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-05-22

Pagination or Media Count:

71.0

Abstract:

In a period of budget and personnel reductions, the U.S. militarys separate services often develop new doctrinal concepts in an effort to secure a greater share of scarce defense dollars. It appears the Department of Defense is entering another such period. Currently, the Army and Navy lack the necessary joint operational concept required for further doctrinal development and training that support the Presidents strategic guidance for the pivot to the West. The analysis that follows focuses on land and sea force integration for future joint operations by demonstrating such operations importance in historical case studies from the Civil War. The research presented here fits into one of two categories military service requirements for operational concept development related to the 2010 NSS and 2012 DSG, and the mediating factors that either support or impede DOD concept development. This study suggests that the Army and Navy presently lack the necessary joint operational concept required to guide doctrinal development and training to support the strategic guidance in the 2010 NSS and 2012 DSG -- a shortfall that the services concept and doctrine developers should correct.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE