Accession Number : ADA308900

Title :   The U.S. Army: A Partner for Development.

Descriptive Note : Strategic research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Cobian, Antonio R.

PDF Url : ADA308900

Report Date : 03 MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : Is the U.S. Army Military Civic Actions Program in Latin America having the intended improvements on the quality of life of the people? Throughout decades the U.S. Army has done many engineering projects and provided medical services to many Latin American countries. The engineering projects are done by reserves, national guard, and active units of the U.S. Army with little or no local participation of the host country. Constructed projects deteriorate and inclement weather make them useless. Local government do not have the resources or the know-how to repair them. The fundamental questions are: Is our Army having an excellent training opportunity in a different environment not found in the U.S.? Do we need to reevaluate the scope of the U.S. Army Military Civic Actions Programs? What other elements are needed in the program to improve the economic and political life of the people and the host nation? Can we expect to influence their armed forces with our Military Civic Actions Program? Are we pursuing our national interest with this program? Can the envisioned economic impact be done by other federal agency or private sector?

Descriptors :   *MILITARY ASSISTANCE, *JOB TRAINING, *ARMY PERSONNEL, *LATIN AMERICA, *MILITARY ENGINEERING, FOREIGN POLICY, NATIONAL GUARD, MILITARY RESERVES, POLITICAL SCIENCE, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, SKILLS, ECONOMIC IMPACT, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), MODIFICATION, THESES, REPAIR, CONSTRUCTION, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, ACTIVE DUTY, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, MEDICAL SERVICES, MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, LIVING STANDARDS, PARTICIPATIVE MANAGEMENT.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Civil Engineering
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE