Accession Number : ADA331851

Title :   Unification of the Armed Forces.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis 4 Aug 96-6 Jun 97,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Jacobs, Ronald, Jr

PDF Url : ADA331851

Report Date : 07 JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : This study investigates the desirability of unifying the U.S. Armed Forces into a joint military service. As the U.S. reshapes and downsizes its armed forces for the future, the primary purpose continues to be support for joint operations and a modernization strategy that focuses on increased capabilities. The organization realignment, initiated by the Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Act of 1986, forced the armed services to increase joint union and cooperation. However, an over-critical hypothesis suggests that Goldwater-Nichols failed to adequately establish newly defined roles, missions, functions, and failed to properly initiate a future organization for the armed forces in a joint environment. The roles, missions, functions, and service organizations were used to highlight the similarities and differences of the U.S. Armed Forces. The Canadian Forces were also used as a comparison to give prominence to the similarities and differences of an integrated and unified military service.

Descriptors :   *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *ORGANIZATIONAL REALIGNMENT, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), COMBAT READINESS, INTEROPERABILITY, THESES, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, MILITARY PLANNING, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE