Necessity of Company-Grade Air Defense Artillery Officers in the Air Defense and Airspace Management Cells Within the Brigade Combat Team   [open pdf - 558KB]

"The recent trend in leader development appears to focus on preparing leaders to be adaptive in the face of rapid change and uncertainty. The Army incorporated the trend in the publication of the Army Leader Development Strategy. A strong case can be made that experiences in the past twelve years at war and the uncertainty for future conflicts has encouraged the investment in adaptability. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan evolved into fights that had not been anticipated. Organizations were capable of adapting to their specific environments with relative advantages gained with the available personnel, training, and equipment. On the precipice of transition to a 'post-war' military, the Army is at the optimal point to make adjustments to form and function that can be rapidly adapted to face virtually any enemy. […] The study will identify the doctrinal task and purpose for the ADAM [Air Defense and Airspace Management] cell OIC in order to determine the training requirements for that position. This study will review the changes that occurred within the ADAM cells of BCTs [Brigade Combat Team] over the course of the last ten years. It will review the current missions and purposes of the ADAM cell and the OIC. The study will also assess the reports of what tasks company-grade ADA officers conducted while deployed with BCTs."

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