Accession Number : ADA326682

Title :   A Revolution in Military Engineering.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Porter, Bruce J.

PDF Url : ADA326682

Report Date : 07 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : A new civilization is dawning as the world transitions from a Second Wave, industrial society to a Third Wave, information society. The armed forces of the United States plan to take advantage of new technologies and societal changes spawned by the Third Wave to drive a Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA). Many past RMAs have had a complementary Revolution in Military Engineering. The seeds for such a Revolution in Military Engineering were planted in America's Army when combat engineer units were reorganized under the Third Wave concept known as Engineer Force (E-Force). Four emerging engineer warfare areas will capitalize on E-Force so they will, collectively, energize the drive for a Revolution in Military Engineering: Prime Architect, Topographic Warfare, Virtual Battlespace Occupation, and Dominating Mobility. These areas combine new technologies, creative doctrine, and innovative organizations to offer 'leap-ahead' capabilities for the combined arms force of the future. Achieving a Revolution in Military Engineering will cement the legitimacy of military engineering as one of the Army's core competencies.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *MILITARY ENGINEERING, *MILITARY ENGINEERS, GLOBAL, UNITED STATES, INDUSTRIES, JOBS, CORES, SOCIETIES, TOPOGRAPHY, CEMENTS, DRIVES, ENGINEERS, TRANSITIONS, ARMY, WAVES, SOCIOLOGY, CREATIVITY, DOCTRINE, SEEDS, ARCHITECTS.

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE