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Arroyo Center

Works: 658 works in 1,483 publications in 1 language and 105,902 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Forecasts  Case studies  Handbooks and manuals  Technical reports 
Roles: Other, Editor, Publisher, isb, ver, tra, Sponsor, Publishing director
Classifications: UA25, 355.033273
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Most widely held works by Arroyo Center
The 2008 battle of Sadr City by David E Johnson( )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 2,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 2008 Battle of Sadr City, which took place in Baghdad nearly 15 months after the beginning of the U.S. "surge" in Iraq, has received relatively little scholarly attention. However, the coalition's defeat of Jaish al-Mahdi after six weeks of high-intensity fighting offers important lessons for the U.S. Army as it prepares for future operations. Using after-action reports, briefings, other primary sources, and interviews with combatants and officials involved in the fighting and its aftermath, the authors describe the battle, analyze its outcome, and derive implications for the conduct of land operations. Their analysis identifies the following factors as critical to the coalition victory: supporting ground maneuver elements with integrated intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities and strike assets; the key roles played by heavy forces, snipers, and special operations forces; decentralized decisionmaking; capable indigenous security forces; and rapid transitions from phase to phase. The authors conclude that the Battle of Sadr City presents a new model for dealing with insurgent control of urban areas: treating an urban area as a wide-area security mission. Unlike previous urban operations against insurgents, in which cities were essentially besieged and then stormed, the objective in this battle was not to take and clear Sadr City but to create conditions that would make it both impossible for the insurgents to operate effectively and possible to restore security to the broaderpopulation."--Page 4 of cover
The zapatista "social netwar" in Mexico by David F Ronfeldt( )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The information revolution is leading to the rise of network forms of organization in which small, previously isolated groups can communicate, link up, and conduct coordinated joint actions as never before. This in turn is leading to a new mode of conflict--"netwar"--In which the protagonists depend on using network forms of organization, doctrine, strategy, and technology. Many actors across the spectrum of conflict--from terrorists, guerrillas, and criminals who pose security threats, to social activists who may not--are developing netwar designs and capabilities. The Zapatista movement in Mexico is a seminal case of this. In January 1994, a guerrilla-like insurgency in Chiapas by the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN), and the Mexican government's response to it, aroused a multitude of civil-society activists associated with human-rights, indigenous-rights, and other types of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to "swarm"--electronically as well as physically--from the United States, Canada, and elsewhere into Mexico City and Chiapas. There, they linked with Mexican NGOs to voice solidarity with the EZLN's demands and to press for nonviolent change. Thus, what began as a violent insurgency in an isolated region mutated into a nonviolent though no less disruptive "social netwar" that engaged the attention of activists from far and wide and had nationwide and foreign repercussions for Mexico. This study examines the rise of this social netwar, the information-age behaviors that characterize it (e.g., extensive use of the Internet), its effects on the Mexican military, its implications for Mexico's stability, and its implications for the future occurrence of social netwars elsewhere around the world
Understanding commanders' information needs for influence operations by Arroyo Center( )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents a study whose goals were to develop an understanding of commanders' information requirements for cultural and other "soft" factors in order to improve the effectiveness of combined arms operations, and to develop practical ways for commanders to integrate information and influence operations activities into combined arms planning/assessment in order to increase the usefulness to ground commanders of such operations
The U.S. Army and the new national security strategy by Lynn E Davis( )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 2,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How is the U.S. Army changing to fulfill its role in light of the new national security strategy? How must it change further to better accomplish its manifold and varied missions? How did the attacks of September 11, 2001, alter or accelerate the need for change? Is the Army's far-reaching program for change known as the Army Transformation on the right track? Fourteen RAND analysts with broad experience in strategic and Army planning have undertaken to answer these questions. In this book, the authors use nine chapters to examine the Army's role in the offensive war on terrorism; the Army's homeland security needs; the implications for the Army of the increase in emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region; the Army's role in coalition operations; the unfinished business of jointness-the lessons to be learned from recent Army operations and how the Army can better prepare for the future; the Army's deployability, logistical, and personnel challenges; and whether the Army can afford the Transformation as currently envisaged. These chapters are bracketed by a concise introduction, a description of the new national security strategy and the Army's place in it, and a succinct summary of the authors' conclusions. This book is nothing less than a call for the Army to change and a prescription for what needs to be done
Preparing the U.S. Army for homeland security : concepts, issues, and options by Eric V Larson( )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction -- Understanding Homeland Security -- Analytic Framework -- Protecting Americans at Home: WMD Domestic Preparedness and Civil Support -- Ensuring Constitutional Authority: Continuity of Government -- Ensuring Military Capability: Continuity of Operations -- Protecting Sovereignty: Border and Coastal Defense -- Illustrative Planning Vignettes -- Analysis of Army DOTLMS -- Options, Recommendations, and Conclusions -- Appendix A: Considering Threat Campaigns -- Appendix B: A Notional WMD CST Trade-Off Analysis -- Appendix C: Homeland Security DOD Directives -- Appendix D: Overview of the Posse Comitatus Act -- Appendix E: Threat Findings of the Nunn-Lugar-Domenici Act -- Appendix F: State and Local Domestic Preparedness Needs -- Appendix G: The Federal Response Plan and Terrorism Incident Annex -- Appendix H: Army Domestic Preparedness Training Activities -- Appendix I: Army Mission-Critical Facilities and Systems -- Appendix J: Recommendations of the Defense Science Board -- Appendix K: Recommendations of the President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection -- Appendix L: The Federal Program to Combat Terrorism and WMD -- Appendix M: Notional GPRA Measures of Performance
Army biometric applications : identifying and addressing sociocultural concerns by Arroyo Center( )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every human possesses more than one virtually infallible form of identification. Known as "biometrics," examples include fingerprints, iris and retinal scans, hand geometry, and other measures of physical characteristics and personal traits. Advances in computers and related technologies have made this a highly automated process through which recognition occurs almost instantaneously. With concern about its information assurance systems and physical access control increasing, the Army has undertaken an assessment of how it can use biometrics to improve security, efficiency, and convenience. This report examines the sociocultural concerns that arise among soldiers, civilian employees, and the general public when the military mandates widespread use of biometrics
Leader development in Army units : views from the field by Peter Schirmer( )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover; Preface; Contents; Figures; Tables; Summary; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Chapter One -- Introduction; Chapter Two -- Study Participants and Methods; Chapter Three -- Overview of Unit-Level Leader Development; Chapter Four -- Commander's Influence on Unit-Level LeaderDevelopment Activities; Chapter Five -- Counseling, Coaching, and Mentoring; Chapter Six -- Specific Elements of Leader DevelopmentPrograms; Chapter Seven -- Conclusions and Recommendations; Appendix A -- Junior Officer Questionnaire; Appendix B -- Leadership Qualities That Junior Officers MostAdmire and Wish to Emulate
Green warriors : Army environmental considerations for contingency operations from planning through post-conflict by David E Mosher( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent experiences in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Balkans have highlighted the importance of environmental considerations. These range from protecting soldier health and disposing of hazardous waste to building water supply systems and other activities that help achieve national goals in the post-conflict phase of contingency operations. The Army has become increasingly involved with environmental issues in every contingency operation and must be better prepared to deal with them. This study assesses whether existing policy, doctrine, and guidance adequately address environmental activities in post-conflict military operations and reconstruction. Findings are based on reviews of top-level policy and doctrine, analysis of operational experience, extensive interviews with diverse Army personnel, and a review of operational documentation and literature. From these sources, a database of 111 case studies was created. The research showed that environmental concerns can have far-reaching and significant impacts on the Army, both direct and indirect, especially in terms of cost, current operations, soldier health, diplomatic relations, reconstruction activities, and the ultimate success of the operation or the broader mission. Some evidence suggests that environmental problems may have even contributed to insurgency in Iraq. Recommendations include updating current policy and doctrine to fully address environmental considerations in contingency operations; ensuring that contractors are carefully selected and managed; and transmitting proactive field environmental practices and lessons throughout the Army
Improving the Army planning, programming, budgeting, and execution system (PPBES) : the programming phase by Leslie Lewis( )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greater linkage to strategic planning
Staffing Army ROTC at colleges and universities : alternatives for reducing the use of active-duty soldiers by Charles A Goldman( )

5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The increased tempo and range of military operations coupled with reduced manned levels are exerting pressure on the Army to optimally use its active-duty soldiers. Consequently, the Army is seeking opportunities to fill positions now occupied by active-duty soldiers with other personnel. Specifically, Umbrella Issue 41 of the Army-wide Institutional/TDA Redesign Study called for the design and testing of staffing alternatives for the Senior Reserve Officer Training Corps (SROTC) program using a combination of Active Component, Reserve Component, or former military personnel. In support of this requirement the Arroyo Center was asked to develop staffing alternatives and design a test of their effectiveness. This report discusses alternatives to current SROTC battalion staffing in which many active-duty soldiers performing teaching or training functions would be replaced by reservists or by contracted civilians with former military service. Also, civilians would be contracted to help cover administrative and logistics functions now performed by active-duty soldiers. The authors recommend testing two alternative staffing plans, each over a period of two years. One plan focuses on former military personnel, the other on reservists
Allocating scholarships for Army ROTC by Charles A Goldman( )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the face of rising tuition costs and the increased importance of scholarships to meeting its commission mission, the Army designed a new scholarship program, known as the tiered scholarship program because it offered four different scholarship values (called tiers). Under the new program, enrollments at public colleges increased modestly and the Army controlled the total scholarship cost. But as feared, many fewer of the nation's most academically able students enrolled in ROTC, and the programs at the nation's most prestigious private colleges and universities were facing the prospect of closure. Based on these findings, the authors recommended and the Army implemented a high-value scholarship targeted to some prestigious private colleges. The study also analyzes several complete scholarship programs to replace the tiered scholarships. The analysis supports plans that continue to offer high-value scholarships at some prestigious private schools, while offering lower values at other schools. Although it would entail some significant tradeoffs, the authors have also presented a plan that would offer greater values to in-state students at public schools--a large potential market, especially if tuition increases in the private schools do not abate in the decade ahead. These offers would require congressional approval because the law currently prohibits the use of scholarships for room and board, which constitute the largest portion of these in-state students' expenses to attend college
Integrating civilian agencies in stability operations by Arroyo Center( )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

RAND Arroyo Center examined the question of how the Army can help make key civilian agencies more capable partners in the planning and execution of stability, security, transition, and reconstruction (SSTR) operations. The authors identify the primary and secondary civilian agencies that should be involved in strategic-level planning and implementation of SSTR operations. Then, relying on available information on Provincial Reconstruction Teams and using a variety of federal databases, the authors identify the skill sets needed for the envisioned Field Advance Civilian Teams and where these skills reside in the federal government. The authors then assess the capacity of the main civilian agencies to participate in SSTR operations and analyze the recurring structural problems that have plagued their attempts to do so. The authors suggest a series of options that are worth considering in order to improve the current situation. Even without much action at the national level, the Army can still improve the situation by improving Army Civil Affairs and by executing a well-thought-out strategy of liaison officers assigned to the civilian agencies most important for SSTR operations
Urban battle command in the twenty-first century by Russell W Glenn( )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the operational challenges posed by the urban environment and proposes several recommendations to surmount them
Consolidating active and reserve component training infrastructure by Arroyo Center( )

5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As part of a research project entitled "Evolution of the Total Army School System," this report examines ways to consolidate training infrastructure and augment capabilities across components to gain efficiency and achieve economies of scale in conducting individual training of Active Component (AC) and Reserve Component (RC) soldiers. Using an optimization model, the researchers examined three options in the area of maintenance-related training, focusing on RC Regional Training Sites-Maintenance (RTS-Ms) and the AC proponent schools offering maintenance courses. Results suggest that permitting AC and RC students to take courses at the nearest accredited school (AC school or RTS-M) has both economic and morale/cultural benefits. The former include reductions in travel, per-diem, and potential instructor costs. The latter include reductions in the time AC students spend away from their homes and units, lower training workloads for AC instructors, and more interaction, potentially building trust and confidence across components. Such interaction could also provide benefits in functional areas beyond maintenance, such as combat service support. Based on the analyses, the researchers recommend a pilot test to better understand the options and policy implications
Implementation of the asthma practice guideline in the Army Medical Department : evaluation of process and effects by Donna Farley( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction -- Introduction -- Asthma Populations and Practices at the Baseline -- The Guideline Implementation Process -- Effects of Guideline Implementation -- Synthesis of Findings from the Demonstration
Issues raised during the Army after next spring wargame by Walt L Perry( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Army After Next (AAN) wargames provide a structured forum for a discussion of national security issues associated with the nature of warfare in the early-to-mid 21st century. This report summarizes issues generated during the AAN Spring Wargame 1998. The wargame was set in 2021. The major game activity involved an attack by Red on the states on the south shore of the Persian Gulf. The United States was also involved in a multinational peacekeeping operation in Indonesia. In addition, continuing border conflict between India and Pakistan escalated dangerously during the game, eventually resulting in nuclear weapon use. These three separate events were designed to examine the role of AAN forces in global conflicts. Five dominant themes cut across the twelve issues identified in this study: rapid deployment into theater, asymmetric responses, urban warfare, homeland defense, and information operations
Human resource management and Army recruiting : analyses of policy options by James N Dertouzos( )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) is faced with the challenge of ensuring that the flow of qualified volunteers is adequate to meet future active-duty accession requirements. This report documents research methods, findings, and policy conclusions from a project analyzing human resource management options for improving recruiting production. It details research designed to develop new insights to help guide future recruiter management policies. The research involves econometric analyses of three large and rich datasets. The first analysis compares the career paths of enlisted personnel, including recruiters. The second analyzes individual recruiter characteristics and links those characteristics with their productivity, controlling for a variety of independent factors. Finally, the research focuses on station-level recruiting outcomes, paying close attention to the management options that can affect recruiter production and effort. These empirical analyses demonstrate that various types of human resource management policies can be very helpful in meeting the Army's ambitious recruiting requirements. For example, the findings have implications for human resource policies in the areas of selecting soldiers for recruiting duty, assigning recruiters to stations, missioning to promote equity across recruiters, missioning to increase recruiter productivity, using promotions to motivate and reward recruiters, and screening out recruiters who are under-producing. Although the gains from any individual policy appear to be modest, the cumulative benefits of implementing multiple policies can save the Army hundreds of millions of dollars annually. This work will interest those involved in the day-to-day management of recruiting resources as well as researchers and analysts engaged in analyses of military
Use of public-private partnerships to meet future Army needs by United States( )

5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Arroyo Center was asked to assist Army Materiel Command by creating a strategy for managing the development of advanced technologies, with special attention to the changing future environment for research and development. In previous phases of this project, the authors showed that the Army has significant opportunities to do collaborative research with industry. Moreover, they documented new concepts the Army can use to implement a collaborative policy and showed how effective those concepts would be in attracting nontraditional suppliers. In this report, the authors expand on the notion of a collaborative research strategy and discuss the utility of public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the management and development of Army infrastructure, intellectual property, and financial arrangements. They discuss how PPPs can benefit the Army through opportunities to leverage assets, reduce costs, create new assets or capabilities, be an alternative approach to Base Realignment and Closure Actions, and generate revenue. The federal government has begun to recognize the mutually beneficial returns of such partnerships. For the past two decades, legislative changes and actions by federal agencies have together created an environment more conducive to PPPs. Moreover, the continued growth of PPPs at the local government level will spur federal bodies such as the Army to engage in more PPPs in the future. As the use of PPPs grows, more innovation is also likely in order to accommodate the variety of situations in which PPPs will be applied. Some innovations will be extensions of existing programs, others will be borrowed from the academic or commercial worlds, and some will be completely new concepts. As PPP innovations emerge, the Army will have to evaluate new concepts with respect to feasibility and the benefits each concept is likely to bring. These evaluations can be combined to yield a strategic approach to expanding the Army's use of PPPs
Microworld simulations for command and control training of theater logistics and support staffs : a curriculum strategy by J Bondanella( )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report discusses changes in training structure, content, and methods, with the focus on developing training for CSS staffs operating as staffs, not for individual training. The focus is on large unit staffs: corps and echelons above corps headquarters and support commands. The document discusses shortcomings of the current approach to CSS staff training, and then proposes a process-oriented approach. It illustrates how microworld models can be used to train CSS processes. It then goes on to describe how pilot testing of prototype models indicates that this approach is feasible for large unit staffs. It concludes with a proposed training strategy that the authors believe is more appropriate and useful for meeting the challenges posed to the Army by personnel turbulence, split-based operations, increased reliance on information, and decreased training resources. The authors believe this approach has applications beyond the CSS training environment. They argue that the microworld models in a carefully designed training strategy are appropriate to any business that needs to train staff under distributed conditions in uncertain environments and to avoid time- and resource-intensive costs of bringing staff together for a large game in a central location
Meeting peace operations' requirements while maintaining MTW readiness by Jennifer M Taw( )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peace operations (POs) are arguably the military operations other than war most likely to stress the U.S. Army's ability to maintain combat readiness. POs require: a higher ratio of combat support/combat service support units and special operations forces relative to combat arms units than do major theater wars (MTWs); smaller, more tailored deployments; training for some new tasks and, more important, for a more restrictive and sensitive operational environment; and readier access to--and more of--some kinds of equipment (such as crowd and riot-control gear, nonlethal weapons, and vehicles). At a time when the Army is shrinking, changing its posture, and participating in a rising number of both exercises and operational deployments, its challenge is to both maintain MTW readiness (its primary mission) and meet the very different requirements of POs. As long as MTWs remain the national priority--and thus the Army's--the Army can make some marginal changes to force structure, training, and doctrine that will help improve PO performance while also mitigating the effects of PO deployments on MTW readiness. If POs become a higher priority, and resources remain constrained, the Army will have to trade off some MTW capabilities to better meet PO requirements. These challenges must also be viewed in light of existing Army problems (such as maintaining units at levels below normal strength and overestimating the readiness of the reserve component), which transcend POs but are severely exacerbated by PO deployments
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The U.S. Army and the new national security strategy
Understanding commanders' information needs for influence operationsThe U.S. Army and the new national security strategyPreparing the U.S. Army for homeland security : concepts, issues, and optionsArmy biometric applications : identifying and addressing sociocultural concernsLeader development in Army units : views from the fieldGreen warriors : Army environmental considerations for contingency operations from planning through post-conflictImproving the Army planning, programming, budgeting, and execution system (PPBES) : the programming phaseStaffing Army ROTC at colleges and universities : alternatives for reducing the use of active-duty soldiers
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