Accession Number : ADA307599

Title :   The Unified Command Plan and the Navy's Organizational Plan: Is it Time for the Navy to Change?

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Hudson, James M., Jr

PDF Url : ADA307599

Report Date : 06 MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The Unified Command Plan (UCP) has undergone an evolutionary process since its creation in 1947. The Navy's organizational plan has not followed that same evolutionary process. The Navy's lack of change is directly impacting the new initiatives concerned with CONUS based joint training under USACOM. The importance of CONUS based joint training is greatly increasing due to the drawdown of US military forces. This drawdown has seen the majority of forces redeploy to CONUS bases from their forward overseas bases. This means the CONUS based forces must be ready to deploy and fight in a joint environment with very little notice and do not have the opportunity to train in the actual theater of potential operations. This paper compares the current UCP with the Navy's organizational plan and explores potential changes to improve both structures.

Descriptors :   *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *NAVAL TRAINING, MILITARY OPERATIONS, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, NAVAL PLANNING.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE