Operational Units Gain Stronger Voice In Decisions About Weapons, Training

Keeter, Hunter C.
February 2004
Sea Power;Feb2004, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p27
Focuses on the necessity to strengthen the input of operational forces with a fundamental shift in how the Navy identifies requirements for resources, equipment, manpower and training programs according to the U.S. Navy fleet leader Admiral William J. Fallon. Assessment on the legitimacy of naval requirements; Conformity of requirements against specific military needs; Change in processes for distributing resources in uniformed services. INSET: THE FLEET EMPOWERED.


Related Articles

  • U.S. Centcom commander raises eyebrows with al Jazeera interview.  // Geo-Strategy Direct;11/21/2007, p1 

    The article reports that the U.S. defense officials are privately criticizing U.S. Admiral William J. Fallon, the general in charge of the frontline U.S. Central Command as not suited to war-fighting or using U.S. power effectively. Fallon has been in charge of Central Command since March 2006....

  • NAVAL SERVICES. Hanson, Marshall // Officer;Jan/Feb2005, Vol. 82 Issue 1, p30 

    The article report developments on the legislation bills for changes to the Department of the Navy in the U.S. representative Walter Jones introduced a bill to change the name of the Department of the Navy to that of the Department of the Navy and the Marine Corps. William J. Fallon, commander...

  • navy currents.  // Sea Technology;Jun2008, Vol. 49 Issue 6, p66 

    The article reports updates in the U.S. Navy. Admiral William J. Fallon has resigned as Central Command (CENTCOM) commander after rumors of differed opinion on foreign policy. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), founded by former U.S. President Dwight D. Einshower, has seen...

  • PART II: PERSONALIA.  // Naval Forces;Special Issue 2005, Vol. 26, p144 

    The article presents a discussion on some of the famous personalities related to the U.S. defense services. Adm. William J, Fallon has been selected by Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld to be the next head of the United States Pacific Command, the headquarters overseeing military relief...

  • Fallon, William J. N. W. M. // Current Biography;Jul2007, Vol. 68 Issue 7, p23 

    A biography of William J. Fallon, Commander of the U.S. Central Command (CentCom), is presented. Fallon was born on December 30, 1944 in East Orange, New Jersey. He accepted a navy Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship and enrolled at Villanova University in Philadelphia. He was...

  • THE MILITARY AND THE AMERICAN SOCIETY. Gard Jr., Robert G. // Foreign Affairs;Jul1971, Vol. 49 Issue 4, p698 

    The article focuses on identity crisis of the armed forces of the U.S. Alongside daily press reports of antiwar protests, draft resistance and opposition to military spending are accounts of such problems within the uniformed services as discipline, race relations and drug abuse. The concern of...

  • Special weapons and tactics of the Navy SEALs. Gourley, Scott // Popular Mechanics;Nov95, Vol. 172 Issue 11, p51 

    Focuses on the new vehicles and weapons of the US Navy's special-warfare commandos of sea, air and land (SEAL). Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL program; Mix of high firepower in low-profile packages.

  • The Ideal. Roth, Margaret // Sea Power;Dec2005, Vol. 48 Issue 12, p14 

    The article suggests that building the work force of the future for the United States Navy will require custom-tailored training for most sailors. It discusses the elimination of onboard qualification training. The article reports on the establishment of new training standards for ship systems...

  • NAVY CULTURE AND MILITARY EDUCATION. Donahoe, Patrick J. // U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jul2005, Vol. 131 Issue 7, p50 

    The article focuses on the U.S. Navy's institutional tendency to undervalue formal military education. It is a cultural issue that can only be overcome by a change in that service's educational processes and officer career progression. Considering the challenges that face the nation today and...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics