Accession Number : ADA187370

Title :   The Emerging Role of the U.S. Army in Space,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Downey, Arthur J

PDF Url : ADA187370

Report Date : Jan 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 97

Abstract : The Air Force, exultantly, and the Navy, quietly, have organized separate space commands and are pursuing a multitude of space-related programs. The Army, despite playing a leading role in military space activities in te 1950s, does not have an operational space command. Its space-related efforts remain largely in the areas of research and development. Does the Army have a role in space? According to Colonel Arthur Downey, US Army, the Army cannot ignore the potential applications of space technology to all military operations. Nor can the Army expect either the Air Force or the Navy to channel its resources to Army-specific missions. Colonel Downey recommends the Army tend its own business in space in three major areas: training space-qualified personnel, continuing research and development, and updating combat doctrine to take space technology into account. Contents: Space Policy: Goals and Directions; The Present Military Roles and Missions in Space; Military Organization for Space; and Technology, the Future, and the Impact on the Army.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *SPACE SYSTEMS, *SPACE TECHNOLOGY, IMPACT, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, POLICIES, ROLES(BEHAVIOR), SPACE SCIENCES, SPACE MISSIONS, ARMY PLANNING

Subject Categories : Astronautics
      Unmanned Spacecraft
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE