Speed and Power: Toward an Expeditionary Army

Speed and Power: Toward an Expeditionary Army

Speed and Power: Toward an Expeditionary Army

Speed and Power: Toward an Expeditionary Army

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This report examines how the U.S. Army could improve its ability to enhance strategic responsiveness of U.S. armed forces with respect to prompt power projection. It first analyzes options, given existing technology, for improving the deployment time of Army units. Then it examines how the Army might improve its ability to facilitate the rapid-deployment initiation of joint, mission-tailored packages of capabilities. In essence, there are two problems: initiating deployment of the right force capabilities and then getting these capabilities where they need to be as quickly as possible.

The research has been conducted for a project titled “Combat Service Support (CSS) Transformation,” which is intended to provide analytic support to the Army's CSS transformation effort. This research should be of interest to logisticians, materiel developers, combat developers, and operations personnel throughout the Army, U.S. Transportation Command personnel, and the Army's and the Department of Defense's senior leadership. This project is sponsored by the Army's Deputy Chief of Staff, G–4, and it was carried out in the Military Logistics Program of RAND Arroyo Center, a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the United States Army.

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