Rack FO – Organizing & Equipping the Force

Aisle F — Force Structure

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This rack constitutes the equivalent of rack FM for the establishment and equipping of units. How many brigade combat teams, carrier groups, and such do we need and what will they have? Do we place all the combat and support in fixed modular units or separate them by function to be combined as task forces when needed?

This rack is also where Total Army Analysis resides and other efforts to wargame and analyze force structure options (there may come a time to divide this rack between the organizing and equipping functions).

Shelf FO.00 — General

This shelf contains general resources on roles and missions planning for the defense enterprise.

Faculty Publications:
  • None.
Laws, Policies, Memos, and Regulations (sorted by regulation number):
Strategies and Reports:
Commentaries (inclusion does not represent endorsement):

Title image credit:  U.S. Army photo, public domain.