Division Restructuring to Support the Joint Operational Access Concept   [open pdf - 371KB]

This thesis was published in partial fulfillment of graduate studies at the U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies. "Doctrine and the methods of employment within the strategic, operational, and tactical context of conflicts drive changes to the methods in which the Army structures and employs its elements to meet these emerging and developing trends. Form follows function; the Army adjusts its organizational structure to conform to doctrinal requirements for force structure and capabilities. Updates within Army doctrine under the Doctrine 2015 concept focusing on Combined Arms Maneuver (CAM) and Wide Area Security (WAS), as well as the Joint strategic 'Rebalance to the Pacific' and the development of the Joint Operational Access Concept (JOAC) to counter anti-access and hybrid threat capabilities provides the ideal example of a tectonic shift in doctrinal concepts. With this tectonic shifts in the fundamental Army and Joint doctrine, the Army's responsibility is to identify what, if any, structural changes are mandated to the division and subordinate units to support emerging doctrine."

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