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United States Army

Works: 6,610 works in 18,077 publications in 2 languages and 1,166,825 library holdings
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Staffing Army ROTC at colleges and universities alternatives for reducing the use of active-duty soldiers ( file )
5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,613 libraries worldwide
The increased tempo and range of military operations, coupled with reduced manning levels, are exerting pressure on the Army to use its active-duty soldiers optimally. Consequently, the Army is seeking opportunities to fill positions now occupied by active-duty soldiers with other personnel. Specifically, a recent Armywide Institutional I TDA Redesign Study called for the design and testing of staffing alternatives for the Senior Reserve Officer Training Corps (SROTC) program using a combination of Active Component, Reserve Component, or former military personnel. In support of this requirement, RAND was asked to develop staffing alternatives and design a test of their effectiveness. This report discusses such alternatives and describes a test design to assess their feasibility for implementation throughout SROTC
Consolidating active and reserve component training infrastructure ( file )
4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,563 libraries worldwide
As part of a research project entitled "Evolution of the Total Army School System," this report examines ways to consolidate training infrastructure and augment capabilities across components to gain efficiency and achieve economies of scale in conducting individual training of Active Component (AC) and Reserve Component (RC) soldiers. Using an optimization model, the researchers examined three options in the area of maintenance-related training, focusing on RC Regional Training Sites-Maintenance (RTS-Ms) and the AC proponent schools offering maintenance courses. Results suggest that permitting AC and RC students to take courses at the nearest accredited school (AC school or RTS-M) has both economic and morale/cultural benefits. The former include reductions in travel, per-diem, and potential instructor costs. The latter include reductions in the time AC students spend away from their homes and units, lower training workloads for AC instructors, and more interaction, potentially building trust and confidence across components. Such interaction could also provide benefits in functional areas beyond maintenance, such as combat service support. Based on the analyses, the researchers recommend a pilot test to better understand the options and policy implications
Recent recruiting trends and their implications for models of enlistment supply by Michael P Murray( Computer File )
4 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,546 libraries worldwide
The authors estimate an econometric model of high-quality enlistment supply using geographically disaggregated data from two periods, FY83-87 and FY90-93. They find that econometric models based on data from the earlier period do not predict the recruiting difficulties reported by the military in the 1990s. This conforms to a preliminary assessment provided by Asch and Orvis (MR-549-A/OSD, 1994). The authors also find that econometric models estimated with the 1990s data give altered counsel about the effects of at least some policy variables, most notably the number of recruiters
Street smart intelligence preparation of the battlefield for urban operations by Jamison Jo Medby( file )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,541 libraries worldwide
Urban operations are highly complex because of the multitudes of people and structures as well as the density of the city?s infrastructure. These same features complicate the intelligence and decisionmaking processes associated with military operations at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels of war. Intelligence preparation of the battlefield (IPB), the Army?s longstanding methodology for incorporating and analyzing relevant information for all types of operations, is currently not effective for tackling the operational and intelligence challenges of urban operations. This study
Improving the Army planning, programming, budgeting, and execution system (PPBES) the programming phase by Leslie Lewis( file )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,517 libraries worldwide
As part of a special assistance activity for the Director of the U.S. Army's Program Analysis and Evaluation Directorate (PA&E), the Arroyo Center participated in creating a new program development process and methodology. The principal objective in this work was to improve the Army's Program Objective Memorandum (POM) development process. The improvements were designed to (1) enhance the Army's ability to view the totality of its resources, (2) improve its resource decision process, and (3) justify those choices within the Army and to the external community, including the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Congress
Use of public-private partnerships to meet future Army needs ( file )
4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,486 libraries worldwide
The Arroyo Center was asked to assist Army Materiel Command by creating a strategy for managing the development of advanced technologies, with special attention to the changing future environment for research and development. In previous phases of this project, the authors showed that the Army has significant opportunities to do collaborative research with industry. Moreover, they documented new concepts the Army can use to implement a collaborative policy and showed how effective those concepts would be in attracting nontraditional suppliers. In this report, the authors expand on the notion of a collaborative research strategy and discuss the utility of public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the management and development of Army infrastructure, intellectual property, and financial arrangements. They discuss how PPPs can benefit the Army through opportunities to leverage assets, reduce costs, create new assets or capabilities, be an alternative approach to Base Realignment and Closure Actions, and generate revenue. The federal government has begun to recognize the mutually beneficial returns of such partnerships. For the past two decades, legislative changes and actions by federal agencies have together created an environment more conducive to PPPs. Moreover, the continued growth of PPPs at the local government level will spur federal bodies such as the Army to engage in more PPPs in the future. As the use of PPPs grows, more innovation is also likely in order to accommodate the variety of situations in which PPPs will be applied. Some innovations will be extensions of existing programs, others will be borrowed from the academic or commercial worlds, and some will be completely new concepts. As PPP innovations emerge, the Army will have to evaluate new concepts with respect to feasibility and the benefits each concept is likely to bring. These evaluations can be combined to yield a strategic approach to expanding the Army's use of PPPs
Microworld simulations for command and control training of theater logistics and support staffs a curriculum strategy ( file )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,449 libraries worldwide
This report discusses changes in training structure, content, and methods, with the focus on developing training for CSS staffs operating as staffs, not for individual training. The focus is on large unit staffs: corps and echelons above corps headquarters and support commands. The document discusses shortcomings of the current approach to CSS staff training, and then proposes a process-oriented approach. It illustrates how microworld models can be used to train CSS processes. It then goes on to describe how pilot testing of prototype models indicates that this approach is feasible for large unit staffs. It concludes with a proposed training strategy that the authors believe is more appropriate and useful for meeting the challenges posed to the Army by personnel turbulence, split-based operations, increased reliance on information, and decreased training resources. The authors believe this approach has applications beyond the CSS training environment. They argue that the microworld models in a carefully designed training strategy are appropriate to any business that needs to train staff under distributed conditions in uncertain environments and to avoid time- and resource-intensive costs of bringing staff together for a large game in a central location
Meeting peace operations' requirements while maintaining MTW readiness by Jennifer M Taw( file )
7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,420 libraries worldwide
Peace operations (POs) are arguably the military operations other than war most likely to stress the U.S. Army's ability to maintain combat readiness. POs require: a higher ratio of combat support/combat service support units and special operations forces relative to combat arms units than do major theater wars (MTWs); smaller, more tailored deployments; training for some new tasks and, more important, for a more restrictive and sensitive operational environment; and readier access to--and more of--some kinds of equipment (such as crowd and riot-control gear, nonlethal weapons, and vehicles). At a time when the Army is shrinking, changing its posture, and participating in a rising number of both exercises and operational deployments, its challenge is to both maintain MTW readiness (its primary mission) and meet the very different requirements of POs. As long as MTWs remain the national priority--and thus the Army's--the Army can make some marginal changes to force structure, training, and doctrine that will help improve PO performance while also mitigating the effects of PO deployments on MTW readiness. If POs become a higher priority, and resources remain constrained, the Army will have to trade off some MTW capabilities to better meet PO requirements. These challenges must also be viewed in light of existing Army problems (such as maintaining units at levels below normal strength and overestimating the readiness of the reserve component), which transcend POs but are severely exacerbated by PO deployments
Army biometric applications identifying and addressing sociocultural concerns by John D Woodward( file )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,244 libraries worldwide
Every human possesses virtually infallible forms of identification. Known as biometrics, examples include fingerprints. The US Army has undertaken an assessment of how it can use biometrics to improve security, efficiency and convenience. This report examines the sociocultural concerns that arise
Assessing irregular warfare a framework for intelligence analysis by Eric V Larson( file )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,020 libraries worldwide
The objective of this study was to provide an analytic framework for intelligence analysis of irregular warfare (IW) environments that could be used as the basis for a subsequent IW intelligence analysis curriculum development effort. The authors conducted a review of recent policy, strategy, doctrinal, and other materials pertaining to IW, concluding that although the term irregular warfare remains somewhat nebulous, situations considered within the realm of IW generally can be thought of in terms of two main stylized types: (1) population-centric IW situations, which include such missions as counterinsurgency, foreign internal defense, and support to insurgency, where the indigenous population is the center of gravity; and (2) counterterrorism operations, whether conducted as one element of a theater commander's campaign or as part of the U.S. Special Operations Command-led global war on terrorism, where a cellular network is being targeted. The authors identify the intelligence and analytic requirements associated with each of these two stylized forms of IW and describe a top-down framework, or analytic procedure, that can be used for assessing IW environments. Also included is a list of references to IW-relevant doctrinal publications
Foundations of effective influence operations a framework for enhancing Army capabilities ( file )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 979 libraries worldwide
The authors aim to assist the U.S. Army in understanding "influence operations," capabilities that may allow the United States to effectively influence the attitudes and behavior of particular foreign audiences while minimizing or avoiding combat. The book identifies approaches, methodologies, and tools that may be useful in planning, executing, and assessing influence operations
Weapon systems ( serial )
in English and held by 849 libraries worldwide
Report of Lieutenant-General U.S. Grant of the armies of the United States - 1864-'65 by United States( Book )
15 editions published between 1865 and 1960 in English and held by 348 libraries worldwide
The Golden Knights by Peter B Mohn( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 298 libraries worldwide
Introduces the Golden Knights, the United States Army's parachute team
Careers in the Army by Arthur Palladian( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
Introduces career opportunities in the U.S. Army, both as enlisted persons and officers. Includes infantryman, surveyor, food service specialist, clerk-typist, musician, and military police
Nuclear deterrence in a regional context by Dean Wilkening( Book )
4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
This report addresses the question of deterring nuclear attacks by regional adversaries against the United States, U.S. forces overseas, or U.S. allies. Because emerging nuclear states will have small arsenals at first, regional nuclear threats will be made primarily for three political purposes, to: (1) deter the U.S. from intervening in a regional conflict, (2) intimidate U.S. regional allies; and/or (3) ensure the survival of their state or regime. Effective U.S. deterrent strategies vary depending on the purpose behind the nuclear threat. A U.S. strategy of "escalation dominance" should credibly deter nuclear threats against the U.S. homeland or U.S. forces overseas when the adversary's objective is to prevent U.S. intervention. A U.S. strategy of extended deterrence based on escalation dominance, backed up by theater defenses, should prevent U.S. regional allies from being intimidated by an adversary's nuclear threats. For the third threat, which is the most difficult to deter, U.S. strategy should shift away from retaliatory deterrence to highly effective damage limitation (i.e., counterforce capabilities backed up by effective defenses)
Strategic responsiveness : early and continuous joint effectiveness across the spectrum of military operations by IFPA-Fletcher Conference( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 206 libraries worldwide
Operation Just Cause : lessons for operations other than war by Jennifer M Taw( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 205 libraries worldwide
The study of past operations is helpful in defining U.S. Army roles and functions in military operations other than war (OOTW) and in assessing the range of missions and requirements the Army is likely to face in the future. Operation Just Cause (OJC) can be distinguished from subsequent OOTW -- in Kuwait, Iraq, Bangladesh, Bosnia, and Somalia -- in part because it was a unilateral effort that did not involve coalition issues or problems. Nor did the United States have to coordinate its efforts with nongovernment organizations or humanitarian relief organizations. Nevertheless, OJC offers the Army some practical lessons for current and future OOTW: (1) Army training in military operations on urban terrain (MOUT) is inadequate; (2) electronic intelligence is insufficient in OOTW and must be supplemented by human intelligence and imagery; (3) efforts to streamline joint operations must not overlook service-specific needs, and must take care to maximize the use of special operations forces by employing them in the specialized tasks for which they were trained; (4) more emphasis is needed on equipment technology for the special requirements of MOUT; (5) planning for OOTW must not overlook or underemphasize stability operations (as was the case in OJC); and (6) civilian agencies (including the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development) must be involved in the planning for most OOTW, but need to develop the capability to offer valuable and timely contributions
The new U.S. strategic debate by Ronald D Asmus( Book )
3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 204 libraries worldwide
This report assesses the process and the multiple and growing pressures for a reexamination of U.S. global strategy and the U.S. role in the world. It argues that a new broad-ranging debate over future American strategy is both likely and desirable. It clearly behooves a smart defense planner to seek to better understand the pressures pushing for such a debate, the fault lines emerging, and the key drivers of elite and public opinion. Until the debate over future U.S. strategy is clarified, it will be difficult for military planners to proceed with clear guidance on future strategic and defense planning -- or at least until the issue of the political sustainability of such guidance is established in clear elite and public support. This should not be read as a recipe for inaction, but rather as an appeal for strategists and military planners to try to pay closer attention to issues of of domestic political consensus, legitimation, and sustainability, and to how these factors are likely to affect future U.S. strategy
Military recruiting : trends, outlook, and implications by Bruce R Orvis( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
Based on indications of increased difficulty in meeting recruiting goals, in spring 1994 the Army Chief of Staff and the Deputy of Secretary of Defense asked RAND to examine recent trends in the recruiting market and to assess their implications for meeting accession requirements. An initial examination of the 1994 market concluded that the pool of interested high-quality young men was adequate to meet DoD needs. But the system appeared to be less effective in tapping into this supply of potential enlistees. The longer-term analysis, reported here, confirms the reduced effectiveness of recruiting, and also finds that the significant increase in FY97's accessions required to sustain the postdrawdown force, coupled with a smaller decline in youth's interest in military service, translates into a possible supply shortage. The decline in recruiting productivity is most likely due to a number of factors; until they are addressed, meeting accession goals will require a greater level of recruiting resources or different management practices. The researchers offer two short-term actions for consideration: (1) increase recruiting resources and (2) reduce the requirement for high-quality non-prior-service male accessions by recruiting more women, accepting more prior-service accessions, or changing the quality goals. Longer-term actions should be aimed at trying to enhance the cost-effectiveness of recruiting in the postdrawdown environment. This could include: rethinking recruiting management and the cost benefit of alternative recruit quality levels; considering more marketing strategies and enlistment options, particularly ones that would improve the military's ability to recruit persons interested in attending college; and optimizing the match between monthly accession goals and training infrastructure costs
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controlled identity United States. Continental Army

Amerikas Savienotās Valstis
Amerikas Savienotās Valstis. Armija.
Amerikas Savienoto Valstu armija
Armia Amerykańska.
ASV armija
U.S. Army
United States. Armii︠a︡
United States. Army.
United States. Tsava
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