Accession Number : ADA326623

Title :   Joint Task Force Headquarters -- Time For Permanency?

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Scott, Harry D., Jr

PDF Url : ADA326623

Report Date : 11 FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : This paper analyzes three methods of forming a joint task force headquarters (JTF Hqs). The first way is to form an ad hoc staff by tasking the personnel and equipment from several services and posts. The second technique is to augment an existing headquarters, which serves as the nucleus of the JTF Hqs, with additional personnel and equipment. The final procedure involves establishing a permanently assigned cadre who deploys with their own equipment. To determine which method is better this paper examines lessons learned from several recent case studies, requirements for JTF Hqs in the joint doctrine, and the advantages and disadvantages of the three methods to organize a JTF Hqs. The conclusion of this study is that it is definitely better to establish a permanent standing JTF Hqs.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FACILITIES, *TASK FORCES, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *MILITARY COMMANDERS, *ORGANIZATION THEORY, METHODOLOGY, LESSONS LEARNED, MILITARY DOCTRINE, CASE STUDIES, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE