Accession Number : ADA326956

Title :   Facilities Footprint for the Army of the Future: What Can the U.S. Afford?

Descriptive Note : Strategic research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Guilliams, Nancy W.

PDF Url : ADA326956

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : The thesis of this study is that the Army has not reduced its facilities base commensurate with force structure requirements and funding levels. Despite several major initiatives (World War II Wood Facilities Reduction Program, multiple rounds of Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC)), this analysis will demonstrate these initiatives have not yielded the desired reductions necessary to reach an affordable and sustainable facilities footprint for the future. The study is an analysis of the data from the corporate Army systems (force structure, inventory, criteria and requirements), and processes (programming of new construction and maintenance and repair). The study concludes that the Army must develop an Installation Architecture for 'The Army After Next' which significantly reduces the overall footprint. Only in this way can it sustain the level and quality of Army facilities appropriate for the future force and avoid a head on collision with obsolescence.

Descriptors :   *ARMY FACILITIES, *MILITARY FORCE LEVELS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, STRUCTURES, CONSTRUCTION, INVENTORY, INSTALLATION RESTORATION, ARMY PLANNING, ARMY BUDGETS, BASE CLOSURES.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE