Accession Number : ADB103398

Title :   Future Perspectives.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Kempf, Stephen J.

Report Date : 03 APR 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : The key to guiding the future development of the Army is to devise a methodology that will allow us to develop a leap ahead or revolutionary strategy for combat development rather than the current evolutionary process. By using models we can generate plausible alternative futures with enough detail that they can be used to create future scenarios. Combat simulations can be used to develop r obust conceptual forces and doctrines in the context of the future scenarios, and allow us to analyze and refine the capabilities needed to field, flight, and sustain those forces. The essential element is understanding exactly what we want to be able to do in the future, not in predetermining how or with what technology it will be accomplished. Through an examination of the desired future capabilities we can devise matrices that can be used to lay out a structure and strategy for identifying key pervasive and enabling technologies and disciplines and their immediate military application. The matrices can also indicate where technology and disciplines should be 'pushed' or research initiated for the greatest future leverage in combat capability.

Descriptors :   *COMBAT FORCES, *ARMY PLANNING, MILITARY STRATEGY, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, MILITARY DOCTRINE, SCENARIOS, ARMY RESEARCH, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE