Accession Number : ADA119744

Title :   Problems in Implementing the Army's CAPSTONE Program to Provide All Reserve Components with a Wartime Mission.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC FEDERAL PERSONNEL AND COMPENSATION DIV

PDF Url : ADA119744

Report Date : 22 Sep 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : At the outset, CAPSTONE concentrated on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization-Warsaw Pact scenario and was later expanded to cover the Rapid Deployment Force Army and Korean scenarios. War plans and standing operating procedures are to be developed initially by the gaining-commands and provided to appropriate, aligned Reserve units so that such units can develop complementary war plans and related training requirements. Although the Army has taken steps recently to improve CAPSTONE management, the present management system does not provide the authorities in Europe and the Continental United States with the information needed to properly manage the program and to determine whether implementation is progressing satisfactorily. The present system has obscured the fact that many units had not been contacted by their gaining-commands, and some units had not received the required training and planning guidance. Improving the management system so that implementation progress can be properly monitored and corrective actions can be promptly taken as problems arise is essential to assure that training is properly focused. Otherwise, Reserve component units may be wasting valuable training time. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Military reserves, *Missions, Warfare, Mobilization, Command and control systems, Military training, Military planning, Management

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Humanities and History
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE