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Accession Number ADA566705
Title Defining Army Capabilities to Meet Building Partnership Capacity Requirements.
Publication Date May 2012
Media Count 55p
Personal Author J. E. Barren
Abstract The U.S. Army has an opportunity to define itself for the future in terms of force structure and mission set to meet the demands imposed upon it by national leaders. Those leaders responsible for national security, defense, and military strategies have articulated in these strategies the future requirement to build partner nation capacity through advising and assisting. Further, they stipulate that these endeavors should be small footprint excursions utilizing subject matter experts. At between 3,500 and 5,000 soldiers, a Brigade Combat Team (BCT) is far from a small footprint. An effort on the part of the Army to modify its force structure so that it can provide Building Partnership Capacity activities is legally justified by statute in Title 10 USC. In addition, the Army already has doctrine that painstakingly identifies the 'ways' in which it should conduct Building Partnership Capacity activities. The proficiency requirements placed upon BCTs are vast when taking into consideration the spectrum of conflict in which they engage. Designed for high-end combat operations, BCTs must train to proficient readiness for offensive, defensive, and stability operations against both conventional and hybrid threats. This is a costly and challenging endeavor for even the best organizations. A dedicated force structure geared toward the smaller footprint of advise and assist capacity building efforts would better allow unit commanders to effectively focus on the training proficiency of their organizations. The creation of a standing Army capability to accomplish Building Partnership Capacity requirements is legally justified by Title 10 USC, and there is Army doctrine in place to guide the process. The opportunity exists for the Army to meet the national requirements with forces that are moderately proficient in many types of operations, or with forces that are highly proficient in specific types of operations.
Keywords Advisory activities
Army doctrine
Army training
Building partner capacity
Building partnership capacity
Combatant commands
Force structure modification
Foreign internal defense
Military advisors
Military assistance
Military capabilities
Military doctrine
Military forces(Foreign)
National defense strategy
National military strategy
National security strategy
Political alliances
Quadrennial defense review
Security assistance
Security cooperation
Security force assistance
Special operations forces
Stability operations
Title 10 united states code

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92E - International Relations
74E - Logistics, Military Facilities, & Supplies
Corporate Author Army Command and General Staff Coll., Fort Leavenworth, KS. School of Advanced Military Studies.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Monograph.
NTIS Issue Number 1307
Contract Number N/A

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