This report describes new assessment alternatives for Army Combat Service Support (CSS) staff training. It was developed as part of a larger project to design training alternatives for the Army’s Theater Support Command, which was newly formed at the time the project was initiated. The work was conducted in the Manpower and Training Program of RAND’s Arroyo Center, a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the United States Army.
The inevitability of U.S. armed forces future involvement in urban contingencies worldwide demands that those responsible for arming, manning, sustaining, and otherwise supporting these operations prepare for the challenges inherent in such undertakings. This report provides an overview of these formidable tasks and ways in which the U.S. Army combat service support (CSS) community can prepare itself to meet them.
The Future Combat Systems (FCS) program was the largest and most ambitious planned acquisition program in the Army's history. The FCS was intended to field not just a system, but an entire brigade, a system of systems, with novel technologies integrated by means of an advanced wireless network.
Contractors provide the Army with services in a wide variety of settings
and circumstances, both domestic and international. Recent
pressures on the Army to rely more heavily on contractors and the
increasingly ill-defined nature of the battlefield raise serious questions
for policymakers. Is the Army getting what it needs from its combat
service support (CSS) contracts? Do those contracts present any
unrecognized, unmitigated, or unnecessary risks? If the Army is not
getting what it needs or is accepting inappropriate risks, what can it
do about it?...
Developing our service model will be a staged process,
taking into account current opportunities to embed
mental health promotion activities within a broader
strategic agenda for chronic disease prevention.
Common risk and protective factors (eg. participation
in physical activity) and common target groups
and settings (healthy children, workplaces, and
communities) create strong links between these two
outcome areas. Strategies to be implemented under
Strategic Directions for Chronic Disease Prevention
2009–2012 will support the promotion of positive
In this report, we present and synthesize the findings from these two evaluation components with the goal of providing as complete a picture as possible of variations across facilities in relevant practices, the extent to which the demonstration sites changed their practices, and measurable effects these actions had on utilization of services and medications. This report is the first of three final reports being generated in this project. It will be followed by similar reports from the demonstrations for the asthma and diabetes practice guidelines....
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