Accession Number : ADA331262

Title :   Meeting Combatant Commanders Needs: The National Training Center as a Case Study.

Descriptive Note : Monograph rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Morris, John S.

PDF Url : ADA331262

Report Date : MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : This study, utilizing the National Training Center (NTC) as a case study, analyzes how the US Army, as part of it's Title 10 requirement, provides organized, trained, and equipped forces to meet the needs of combatant commanders. The purpose is to determine whether the program at the NTC, as the Army's most expensive training program, has - evolved from it's original purpose, to train units to fight and win against the Warsaw Pact on the plains of Europe. The NTC of today must prepare units to deploy from the United States, trained to defeat either one of two foes (North Korea or Iraq) in a Major Regional Contingency (MRC). The study begins by linking the NTC to the Army's Title 10 requirements. It then identifies what US Central Command (CENTCOM) and US Pacific Command (PACOM) require from mechanized brigades in four areas: reception, staging, onward movement, and integration (RSOI), intelligence, indirect fire support, and threat forces. After a brief look at the development and history of the NTC, the study examines the program at the NTC, comparing the training program in each of the four areas to the CENTCOM and PACOM requirements. The study concludes that, with few exceptions, the NTC of today is an excellent tool for preparing mechanized units for employment by either CENTCOM or PACOM in an MRC.

Descriptors :   *COMBAT READINESS, *MILITARY COMMANDERS, *LEADERSHIP TRAINING, MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, NORTH KOREA, EUROPE, IRAQ, UNITED STATES, BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, CASE STUDIES, WARSAW PACT COUNTRIES, PACIFIC OCEAN.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE