Accession Number : ADA296140

Title :   Thrive or Strive.

Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Kelly, Pat

PDF Url : ADA296140

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Since 1988, the United States Army and its sister services have experienced a decline in force structure and budget authority. The Army is projected to confine this declining posture into the 21st century. At this juncture, managing the force to agree with resources and balance the shift from a forward presence to a power projection force becomes paramount to prevent the birth of a hollow force.In doing so, the Army has accepted risk in modernization funding to account for failed assumptions in prior years, and increased Operations and Maintenance (O&M) funding.Two areas which have realized growth in O&M, are training and mobilization. With the increased number of contingency operations, an increase in mobilization dollars makes sense. Training on the other hand, should be decreasing as our force declines or remain relatively constant; but is not. This paper addresses Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) institutional Field Training Exercises (FTXs), training support, and Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) training in the Noncommissioned Officer Academy (NCOA). It further addresses their impact on schoolhouse resources, O&M resources, and their ultimate affect on Army buying power. This paper discusses recommendations to review and validate the continued requirement for such academic instruction or elimination thereof. Finally, it addresses the imperative need to re-engineer the process for capturing schoolhouse training support.

Descriptors :   *ARMY TRAINING, *ARMY BUDGETS, EMERGENCIES, RISK, IMPACT, SCHOOLS, TRAINING, MOBILIZATION, MILITARY DOCTRINE, RESOURCES, POWER, MILITARY TRAINING, INSTRUCTIONS, MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES, FIELD CONDITIONS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE