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Army, by definition is a part of the U.S. military which is made up of three branches. The other two components are the Air Force and Navy. All report directly to the Department of Defense or (DoD). The DoD is organized into two branches, the first is active duty and the second called the reserve. For the Army the DoD reserve 'departments' that provide support are the United States Army eserve and the Army National Guard (Army.mil, 2012).
In comparison to a business entity, there are several components or departments that make up the operations and administration function of the army. The mission of the Army is broken down into operational and institutional departments (Army.mil, 2012).
Each of these components have a specific purpose that supports the others much like a business entity has several departments that support the product or service offered by the company.
The operational component is further broken down….
Army.mil. (2012). Operational Unit Diagrams. Retrieved May 28, 2012 from http://www.army.mil/info/organization/unitsandcommands/oud/
Department of the Army. (1998). Total Army Performance Evaluation System. Retrieved May 28, 2012 from http://www.apd.army.mil/pdffiles/r690_400.pdf
e-Library. (2012). OCP. Retrieved May 28, 2012 from http://www.web-books.com/eLibrary/NC/B0/B58/051MB58.html
Powers, R. (2012). U.S.. Military. Retrieved May 28, 2012 from http://usmilitary.about.com
The United States Army and Diversity
The United States Army has fought very hard to overcome its segregated past and become a premiere model of inclusiveness and diversity. Today, the Army is a capable, high performing, results-oriented unit -- and as richly diverse as America itself. Collaboration and the sharing of diverse viewpoints, skills, backgrounds, languages and ideas have helped improve effectiveness and quality throughout the entire organization. The Army proves that people who are culturally diverse can work together to achieve organizational goals when differences are embraced and leveraged for the common good. When that occurs, a better organization is always the end result.
Has the diversity of U.S. Army personnel strengthened or weakened the United States Army? In what manner and to what extent?
The Army views its most important asset as its people and states that "the diversity of our people is a source of strength for the Army"….
1. Jones, J. (2010). Diversity Continues to Challenge the Military. Black Enterprise, 41(4), 56.
2. Kennedy, K. (2006). Diversity could make Army stronger, officers say. Army Times, 67(19), 16.
3. Pexton, P. (1996). The Army is held up as a model of diversity. Air Force Times, 56(52), 18.
4. Sion, L. (2008). Challenge and Change in the Military: Gender and Diversity Issues. Armed Forces & Society (0095327X), 34(2), 342-345.
Army Regulation Safety Motor Pool Hazard Prevention Motor Pool HMMWV (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle)
The objective of this work in writing is to examine the Army regulation safety motor pool hazard prevention motor pool MHHWV, a high mobility and multipurpose-wheeled vehicle and the importance of a ground guide in the incident of slightly speeding and suddenly stopping six feet away from the ground guide.
The M998 series HMMWV is reported to have a design that meet light-wheeled vehicle requirements of the battlefield of the1980s and forward. The 4X4 11/4 ton vehicle is comprised of a common chassis that accepts various body configurations to accomplish combat, combat support and combat service support roles." (Department of Military & Veteran Affairs State Safety Office, 2009) The HMMWV is "a lightweight, high-performance, four-wheel drive, air transportable, and air droppable family of vehicles. The Army identified the need for such a production began on the HMMWV….
Perform as Wheeled Vehicle Ground Guide Day or Night (2010) Training Program for the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle Headquarters, Department of the Army. Retrieved from: ARMYhttp://www.ltw.net/Hummer/213054.pdf
Recapitalization and Acquisition of Light Tactical Wheeled Vehicles (U) Inspector General United States Department of Defense. Report No. d-2010-038=9 Jan 29, 2010. http://www.dodig.mil/audit/reports/fy10/10-039%20Redacted.pdf
Soldier's Manual and Trainer's Guide 88M, Motor Transport Operator (2004) Skill Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 OCTOBER 2004 STP 55-88M14-SM-TGHEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMYhttp://www.armywriter.com/STP55_88M14.pdf
Army Customs and Courtesies.
Army Customs, Courtesies, and Traditions
Life in the United States Army is very different from the everyday life of the American citizen, and there are very good reasons for this. Army life is highly structured and regulated, something that is absolutely necessary when called upon to actually fight in battle. And since the function of the Army is to fight wars, and since wars could begin at any time, each soldier must be always highly disciplined so that they can fight wars at any time. In order to aid in maintaining the discipline of the individual soldier, the U.S. Army has developed a number of customs and courtesies which guide the individual soldier's daily life.
From the time of founding of the Army by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1775 to the modern world, the U.S. Army has developed it's own customs, some official, some social. (Schading 2007,….
"Customs, Courtesies, and Traditions" Global Security: Reliable Security Information . Web. 3 May 2011. Retrieved from http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/policy/army/fm/7-21-13/chap4.htm
Schading, Barbara. A Civilians Guide to the U.S. Military. Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer's Digest Books, 2007. Print.
"U.S. Army Customs and Courtesies" Army ROTC at Illinois State. Web 3 May 2011. Retrieved from http://rotc.illinoisstate.edu/
The war against Al-Qaeda is asymmetrical and its methods must become the methods of the United States Army in the fight against global terrorists. It has become the tactics and strategy of necessity in Iraq and Afghanistan. hile elite forces are most familiar with it, it must again become the natural instinct of every soldier from general to private. They must learn to plug into networks of potential fighters as force multipliers that will enhance the numbers and performance of American forces and then allow them to hand the fight over to the locals. The trick comes in institutionalizing the ability to work with local forces in the training and doctrine of the U.S. military the way it was before the end of the wars at the beginning of the twentieth century.
Unlike then, we must not forget the lessons of irregular warfare on our way home once the job….
Birtle, Andrew James. U.S. army counterinsurgency and contingency operations doctrine 1860-1941. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Army Center for Military History, 1998.)
Fulton, Robert a. The legend of the colt 45 pistol caliber semi-automatic pistol and the moros. Retrieved from http://www.morolandhistory.com/Related%20Articles/Legend%20of%20Colt%2045.pdf
Army Problem Solving Models
Compare and contrast the Army Problem solving model process with the rapid decision making and synchronication process (C100)
The Army's problem solving model process is defined by both the Field Manual 22-100 Army Leadership and the Field Manual 101-5 Staff Organization and Operations (Chapter 5) as a detailed, seven-step process which is used by Army personnel to address battlefield dilemmas in the most effective and efficient manner possible. The seven step process of the Army problem solving model is as follows: 1.) ecognize and Define The Problem. 2.) Gather Facts And Make Assumptions. 3.) Define End States And Establish Criteria. 4.) Develop Possible Solutions 5.) Analyze And Compare Possible Solutions 6.) Select And Implement Solution. 7.) Analyze Solution For Effectiveness. The first step entails assessing the situation rapidly and ascertaining the problems to be addressed. The second step is to separate factual knowledge which can be proven from….
United States Army, Department of the Army. (2010). Field manual no. 5.0 the operations process. Washington, DC: Department of Army Headquarters. Retrieved from https://rdl.train.army.mil/soldierPortal/atia/adlsc/view/public/7796-1/FM/5-0/toc.htm
United States Army, Department of the Army. (1999). Field manual no. 22-100 army leadership, be, know, do. Washington, DC: Department of Army Headquarters. Retrieved from https://rdl.train.army.mil/soldierPortal/atia/adlsc/view/restricted/9502-1/fm/22-100/toc.htm
United States Department of Defense. (2008). National defense strategy. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office. Retrieved from http://www.defense.gov/news/2008 national defense strategy.pdf
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (2011). National security strategy. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office. Retrieved from http://www.jcs.mil/content/files/2011-02/020811084800_2011_NMS_-_08_FEB_2011.pdf
Army and Vietnam
Krepinevich, a. (1986). The Army and Vietnam. New York: JHU Press.
The book The Army and Vietnam by Andrew Krepinevich take a close look at some of the greatest and most controversial debates regarding Vietnam and paints them in a new light, examining them with a higher level of closeness and scrutiny. One of the contentions that the book looks at very intimately is the assertion that many ex-Army leaders have made that had they enough weapons and soldiers, America could have easily won the war in Vietnam. The remarkable aspect of this book is that Krepinevich states that this was exactly the mentality that caused America to lose the war. The bulk of the book is dedicated to examining the losing strategy that America used when fighting in Vietnam, such as the war strategies that were used in World War Two, with great success and how and why….
Make and implement the decision- after the analysis and subsequent comparison has been made, the leaders will together pick the most preferred solution to the problem and hence proceed to implementation of the solution. This will be followed by the monitoring of the solution implemented so as to rebuff any problems that may arise on the process of the implementation.
apid Decision Making and Synchronization Process (DSP)
apid decision making is an acronym or a technique that describes the roles and responsibilities for clear decision making for any organization including military combats. This decision making process has five basic stages which are embodied in the name itself (APID) namely:
ecommend. This stage involves information gathering and data collection and identification of variances during execution and likely changes that might take place.
Input. This stage takes into account all the material facts that brought by each individual or staff and the commander looks at their….
I am currently in the Army, CW2, with a pay grade of W-2 and married to another Service Member. While I support the Army's pay policy, there are clearly disparities in pay and raises are not always equal across the board, again depending on increases in job responsibilities, description, service ratings and other ancillary influences.
In general, because the military is such a hierarchical organization, pay is based on length of time in service; responsibilities (pay grade, supervisory roles, level of specialized education necessary, and a host of other factors). The pay grades and allowances have been standardized for all the services, and do have some exceptions (medical expertise, hazard pay, etc.). Authority for basic pay, issues with absences from duty, special pays and exceptions are outlined in the June 2005 policy changes, with individual yearly changes made in a matrix (Department of the Army, 2005).
Effective January 1, 2014, the….
Department of the Army. (2005). Military Pay and Allowance Policy. Army Regulation 37-104-4. Retrieved from: http://www.apd.army.mil/pdffiles/r37_104_4.pdf
Department of Defense (2014). DFAS Military Pay Table. Retrieved from: http://www.dfas.mil/dms/dfas/militarymembers/pdf/MilPayTable2014.pdf
Meyer, C. (2010). The Myth of Low Military Pay. Truthout. Retrieved from: http://www.truth-out.org/archive/item/88263:the-myth-of-low-military-pay
Powers, R. (2012). What the Recruiter Never Told You. About.com U.S. Military. Retrieved from: http://usmilitary.about.com /cs/joiningup/a/recruiter5.htm
This particular action would combine the efforts of both technical managers as well as innovative leaders (Daniels and Daniels, 2006).
One specific means in which the company could expand into new regions and markets is through the personal operations of various stores, retailing generic commodities. Aside from this however, it is also recommended that AAFES developed more concessionary contracts. Such a strategy would be beneficial for three main reasons:
(i) it would create shared risks and increased chances of gains with restricted investments
(ii) it would ensure diversity in operations by means of operating specialty stores in various industry sectors
(iii) it would generate partner diversity and as such support global expansion to various international regions.
b) Promotion of the company
This specifically refers to the usage of marketing strategies to create awareness of the company and to increase the levels of consumer trust and demand for the retailed products and services. The marketing campaign….
Daniels, a.C, Daniels, J.E., 2006, Measure of a leader: the legendary leadership formula for producing exceptional performers and outstanding results, McGraw-Hill Professional
Russ, M., 2009, Knowledge management strategies for business development, IGI Global Sippet
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Website of AAFES, http://www.shopmyexchange.com/default_s.aspx last accessed on February 4, 2011
And finally, an officer is expected to be able to DO things; they must be able to effectively apply the knowledge they have to the situation they're facing in order to successfully accomplish the goal.
The main duty of an officer in the military is to lead others, and I hope soon to be providing this service in the future. This can be accomplished in a number of ways but mainly an effective leader can provide purpose, motivation, and inspiration for those under their command. Leading others also requires building and sustaining the morale of the team, as well as enforcing standards and performing checks and inspections. A second duty that I will soon be performing is developing people and the organization, or in other words, managing a group of people. This will require me to create a positive environment in which teamwork, cohesion, initiative, and responsibility are promoted while….
The success of the mission can only be guaranteed if all soldiers work in perfect unison. This is why fallen comrades are cared for as if they are family; the army is a type of family, of which each member is equally important and performs a vital function.
A soldier is also discipline in both physical and mental strength. Battle and other military functions can be extremely stressful. It is therefore important that American soldiers remain disciplined in all their physical and mental exercises. Both tasks and chores receive equal disciplined attention. An American soldier is proud of himself, his equipment, and his work.
This discipline is the only basis from which the American soldier can defend the American way of life. America is the most important consideration in all the soldier's tasks. Everything else focuses on the protection and care of the United States and all it stands for. This….
A junior ROTC ball is not the most receptive audience for a speech about the future and possible career choices, but nonetheless I was asked to speak to a group of future military members at just such an event. However these future members of the military were still only high school students and I was keeping them from enjoying their party, so I knew I had to somehow captivate their imaginations in order to keep their attention. I also had once sat in their chairs as a HSJROTC student and I felt that since I had once been where they were, I could at least give them some advice as how to succeed in the military. But I could give them something more than that, since, as young people without any real experience of the military, I could give them my personal experience and hopefully instill some excitement about….
And beyond a reasonable doubt, it would be this incapacity to wield its own power effectively that would render the Congress fairly irrelevant, even negligent in its duties, in the onset of this war. Evidence denotes that such major policy failures as the establishment of a real and pressing rationale for invasion of Iraq or the creation of a reasonable time frame and concrete objectives for claiming victory there would both be the products of a Congressional willingness to rubber stamp the presidential war budget. In doing so, Congress ultimately bypassed its duty to honestly, openly and critically examine a foreign policy which denotes the use of our military, National Guard and defense budget. As a representative lawmaking body on behalf of the public, it is absolutely the responsibility of both houses of Congress to take on military budget debates that the public otherwise has no voice in shaping.….
Crocker, R. (2008). Testimony Of Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker Before The Senate Armed Services Committee. Global Security.org. Online at http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/congress/2008_hr/080408-crocker01.htm
Lubold, G. (2008). Congress: Why should each military branch get same budget? Christian Science Monitor. Online at http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0226/p03s03-usmi.html
Weisman, J. (2006). Battle looms in Congress over Military Tribunals. Washington Post. Online at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/12/AR2006071201777.html
Zakheim, D.S. (1998). Congress and National Security in the Post-Cold War Era. The Nixon Center. Online at http://www.nixoncenter.org/publications/monographs/congress.htm
Army Reserve/National Guard Retention Impact Due to Deployments
The United States Army Reserve (USAR) can be traced back to April 23, 1908, since Congress passed a Senate Bill 1424. This authorized the Army to establish a reserve corps of medical officers. The USAR is a key element of The Department of the Army's multi-component force. The Army Reserve's primary mission is to provide trained and ready personnel with the skills necessary to support and defend the nation during peacetime, emergencies, and war. Reserve soldiers perform only part-time duties as opposed to full-time (active duty) soldiers, but rotate through mobilizations to full-time duty.
The Army Reserves / National Guard have increased the mobilizations, which has negatively impacted retention. Many things can cause retention impacts. Some of them are: Family, Morale and Health, Financial Burdens, Loss of income during deployment, Civilian Employment, and Social Aspects. The goal of this research is to determine a….
Army, by definition is a part of the U.S. military which is made up of three branches. The other two components are the Air Force and Navy. All report…Read Full Paper ❯
Army Diversity The United States Army and Diversity The United States Army has fought very hard to overcome its segregated past and become a premiere model of inclusiveness and diversity. Today,…Read Full Paper ❯
Army Regulation Safety Motor Pool Hazard Prevention Motor Pool HMMWV (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle) The objective of this work in writing is to examine the Army regulation safety motor…Read Full Paper ❯
Army Customs and Courtesies. Army Customs, Courtesies, and Traditions Life in the United States Army is very different from the everyday life of the American citizen, and there are very good…Read Full Paper ❯
The war against Al-Qaeda is asymmetrical and its methods must become the methods of the United States Army in the fight against global terrorists. It has become the…Read Full Paper ❯
Army Problem Solving Models Compare and contrast the Army Problem solving model process with the rapid decision making and synchronication process (C100) The Army's problem solving model process is defined by…Read Full Paper ❯
Army and Vietnam Krepinevich, a. (1986). The Army and Vietnam. New York: JHU Press. The book The Army and Vietnam by Andrew Krepinevich take a close look at some of the…Read Full Paper ❯
Make and implement the decision- after the analysis and subsequent comparison has been made, the leaders will together pick the most preferred solution to the problem and hence proceed…Read Full Paper ❯
Army Pay I am currently in the Army, CW2, with a pay grade of W-2 and married to another Service Member. While I support the Army's pay policy, there are…Read Full Paper ❯
This particular action would combine the efforts of both technical managers as well as innovative leaders (Daniels and Daniels, 2006). One specific means in which the company could expand…Read Full Paper ❯
And finally, an officer is expected to be able to DO things; they must be able to effectively apply the knowledge they have to the situation they're facing…Read Full Paper ❯
The success of the mission can only be guaranteed if all soldiers work in perfect unison. This is why fallen comrades are cared for as if they are…Read Full Paper ❯
Army Speech A junior ROTC ball is not the most receptive audience for a speech about the future and possible career choices, but nonetheless I was asked to speak to…Read Full Paper ❯
4. Conclusions: And beyond a reasonable doubt, it would be this incapacity to wield its own power effectively that would render the Congress fairly irrelevant, even negligent in its duties,…Read Full Paper ❯
Army Reserve/National Guard Retention Impact Due to Deployments The United States Army Reserve (USAR) can be traced back to April 23, 1908, since Congress passed a Senate Bill 1424. This…Read Full Paper ❯