In addition to the defeat of conventional enemy forces, Army units and leaders must be able to defeat unconventional forces, develop partner forces, protect local populations, and support civil functions. This report examines the adequacy of the Army Training and Leader Development (ATLD) system management processes, identifies areas for improvement, and develops directions that the Army could take to improve its ATLD management processes.
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A Gap Analysis of Life Cycle Management Commands and Best Purchasing and Supply Management Organizations 2013
In recent years the Army has sought to improve its purchasing and supply management (PSM) through the introduction of practices such as longer-term contracts, sharing demand forecasts with selected suppliers, and reducing lead times. To enhance these efforts, it asked RAND Arroyo Center to review its achievements in implementing best PSM practices and to assess how its progress compares with that of leading commercial enterprises.
Launched by the U.S. Army Reserve, the Employer Partnership Program (EPP) supports reservists and their civilian employers. It features a job search website that allows employers to recruit among reservists, veterans, and family members. The study analyzed data collected through September 2010 from the EPP's job search website, conducted case studies of Army Reserve units located in four metropolitan areas, and interviewed program stakeholders.
The U.S. Army's Future Combat Systems program aimed to field an ambitious system of systems, with novel technologies integrated via an advanced wireless network. The largest and most ambitious planned acquisition program in the Army's history, it was cancelled in 2009, and some of its efforts transitioned to follow-on programs. This report documents the program's complex history and draws lessons from its experiences.
National Guard Special Forces: Enhancing the Contributions of Reserve Component Army Special Operations Forces 2012
U.S. Army Special Operations Command sought options for enhancing the contributions of the Special Forces Groups of the U.S. Army National Guard (ARNG). The research was motivated by the sponsor's belief that ARNG might occupy high-value capability niches that could be put to use in future deployments. This study analyzed ARNG Special Forces capabilities as well as the legal and policy guidance that governs ARNG's functioning.