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Added December 12, 2014
Type: Student (Carlisle) Papers
Government Contracting Should be a Core Competence for U.S. Military Personnel. Authored by Professor Katherine E. White.
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The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan mark an era of unprecedented outsourcing in contingency operations—in some cases leading to significant waste, fraud, and abuse. The author addresses the steps the U.S. military should take to make government contracting a core competency for both its civilian and military personnel.
Added November 19, 2014
Type: Monograph
Creating an Effective Regional Alignment Strategy for the U.S. Army. Authored by Major Raven Bukowski, Major John Childress, Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Michael J. Colarusso, Colonel David S. Lyle.
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Despite talk about regional alignment, the Army has taken few concrete steps to prepare for this dramatic change. While enormous in its implications, the Army’s current regional alignment plan seems to be little more than directing units to “focus regionally” and aligning them with the appropriate combatant command.
Added September 12, 2014
Type: Book
A History of the U.S. Army Officer Corps, 1900-1990. Authored by Dr. Arthur T. Coumbe.
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The Army’s Office of Economic and Manpower Analysis published a series of monographs during 2009 and 2010 intended to provide a theoretical and conceptual framework for an Army Officer Corps Strategy. The present volume supplements that effort, providing an overview of some key developments and assumptions that have guided and shaped the officer corps and the way it has been managed over the last century.
Added September 09, 2014
Type: Book
Political and Socio-Economic Change: Revolutions and Their Implications for the U.S. Military. Edited by Dr. John R. Deni.
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Managing change in the international security environment—whether revolutionary or evolutionary in nature—is never an uncomplicated task. The authors address the military implications of political and social change in the Middle East, North Africa, and Latin America.
Added June 13, 2014
Type: Other
Memorandum for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: Secure Balance and Flexibility In Future Joint Forces. Authored by Mr. Nathan P. Freier.
The 25th Annual U.S. Army War College Strategy Conference "Balancing the Joint Force to Meet Future Security Challenges" occurred against the backdrop of a complicated decision making environment. It sought establish a context for future military decision making based on two foundational questions: what are the most important military demands facing U.S./partner forces through the next decade and how should they think about confronting them? The author endeavors to describe the context that emerged here.
Added April 30, 2014
Type: Monograph
A Soldier’s Morality, Religion, and Our Professional Ethic: Does the Army’s Culture Facilitate Integration, Character Development, and Trust in the Profession? Authored by Dr. Don M. Snider, COL (USA Ret) Alexander P. Shine.
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Are the Stewards of the Army Profession developing a culture that fosters the necessary integration of Soldiers' personal moralities with the Profession's Ethic? The authors suggest that they are not.
Added February 14, 2014
Type: Book
Senior Officer Talent Management: Fostering Institutional Adaptability. Authored by Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Michael J. Colarusso, Colonel David S. Lyle.
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Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates characterized the "greatest challenges facing the Army" as the "institutional and bureaucratic constipation" of its officer management systems. In this book, Mike Colarusso and Dave Lyle examine the Army's industrial-era personnel practices and prescribe a senior officer talent management approach that they believe is better suited to the demands of tomorrow.