Enhancing the effectiveness of ad hoc units a revised training model
Woodson, Glenn J.
MetadataShow full item record
To meet the personnel shortfalls resulting from the Global War on Terror, the United States Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command developed an integrated approach to strength management - of the ad hoc unit. This came at a cost, however, generally in terms of lost efficiency and decreased capabilities to conduct tactical and operational Civil Affairs Operations. This thesis encapsulates fifteen months studying eight United States Army Civil Affairs units who deployed to Iraq as part of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, Rotation 0 - 08. The research objective was to determine if the units were effective and what, if any, changes are needed to improve the training program prior to deployment. The thesis presents a better method for preparing ad hoc units for deployment, and argues that overall unit effectiveness depends upon leveraging time management throughout training, validation, and deployment. By creating a collaborative approach to task management and linking social, cultural, and task cohesion, the Army can more effectively execute pre-deployment training plans for ad hoc units. The thesis also recommends that the Army adopt both a refined training model that augments the Army Training Management Cycle developed in Army Field Manual 7-0, Training the Force and revise the training management program to focus on integrating fulltime collaborative efforts into the training development and execution cycle.
Approved for public release, distribution unlimited
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
McMillon, Chester L. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2000-12);Contingencies such as regional conflicts, humanitarian and peacekeeping missions, or international or domestic disaster relief missions dictate the immediate deployment of military forces. This rapid deployment of Service ...
Evaluation of the contract management process in the United nations for acquiring peacekeeping operations/services Shameem, Mohammad (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate SchoolGraduate School of Business and Public Policy, 2007); NPS-CM-07-043Over the years, the United Nations' (UN) peacekeeping operations have increased significantly. When a crisis develops in any part of the world, the UN is expected to respond. It examines the overall situation in order to ...
Evaluation of the contract management process in the United Nations for acquiring peacekeeping operations/services Shameem, Mohammad (Monterey, California, Naval Postgraduate School, 2007-06);Over the years, the United Nations' (UN) peacekeeping operations have increased significantly. When a crisis develops, the UN is expected to respond. It examines the overall situation in order to assess the political and ...