Army White Paper on Developing Army Organizational capability) Army (capability or performance)
This assessment target ELOs 400-SMC-1011.1.4 (F103: Developing Army Organizational capability) and 400-SMC-1011.1.9 (F108: Force Management White Paper)
Scope: During this lesson, individual students will select a topic within the Army (capability or performance) they will research and analyze a current problem/issue. They will then write a military white paper and present their findings/recommendations. The white paper requires students to apply concepts gained from the F100 series, apply critical and creative thinking, conduct individual research, analyze, and incorporate personal experiences to that problem/issue.
Action: Analyze a force management topic and produce a White Paper.
Conditions: As a Sergeant Major, individually or as a member of a team, in an asynchronous staff group classroom setting, and using the online system capabilities, references, practical exercises, class discussions, and personal experiences.
Standard: The analysis will include:
Selecting a problem or issue
Collecting and researching information
Constructing a clear and concise white paper on an approved topic that will possibly be used as a staff study
Participating in a discussion relevant to the white paper topic
Readings: (6 pages) [15 minutes]
TRADOC Pam 71-20-3 (2011), The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Concept Development Guide, Appx E (CONOPS and White Papers, para. E-1 and E-2), (1 page).
TRADOC Regulation 71-20 (2013), Concept Development, Capabilities Determination, and Capabilities Integration, Chapter 3, (5 pages)
Purpose: Provide a forum for students to present contemporary issues in force management using DOTMLPF-P, FIFA, JCIDS, CONOPS, etc. and to engage in professional and informative discussions contributing to the overall body of knowledge and enhance learning.
Assignment Instructions: Analyze the concepts and theories you read about in F103 and F108; utilizing key language and terms from these concepts and theories, select a topic within the Army (capability or performance) (F103) then research and analyze the problem/issue. Write a 500-800 word military white paper written in APA format (view lesson material associated with F108 to increase your outcome for this requirement). The white paper requires students to apply concepts gained from the force management module, apply critical and creative thinking, conduct individual research and analysis, and incorporate