This report describes the socioeconomic environment officers will encounter if they leave active-duty service and analyzes its potential impact on Army retention and how it can be effectively communicated to officers making stay/leave decisions.
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The authors identify factors critical to the coalition victory over Jaish al-Mahdi in the 2008 Battle of Sadr City and describe a new model for dealing with insurgent control of urban areas.
With regard to Army families, the study examines the effects of long and frequent parental deployments on children’s academic performance as well as their emotional and behavioral well-being in the school setting.
An assessment of The Army Distributed Learning Program (TADLP) found that it has had a relatively narrow focus and has provided, at best, a modest benefit to unit readiness. Major changes are needed to meet increasing DL requirements within the Army. Several near-term initiatives are proposed for the Army's interactive multimedia instruction program to improve both the quality of the product and the efficiency and responsiveness of the process.
Army Network-Enabled Operations: Expectations, Performance, and Opportunities for Future Improvements 2012
The Army expects that the performance of ground forces can be enhanced by improving the networks that tie them together and taking advantage of their special properties. Army networks are used for command and control, intelligence, maneuver, fires, and logistics; they process, store, and transport the information used by the Army. Ultimately these networks extend into the minds of soldiers and leaders and into their interactions with each other.