Organizational Structure

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Organizational Structure
The United States Army is a hierarchical structure when it comes to chain of command. To fight a war the U.S. Army deploys a variety of specialized systems and soldiers to the battlefield. To do this the US Army has adopted the divisional organizational structure. The Army is divisional but is structured as a functional structure; Army, Corps, Division, Brigade, battalion, company, platoon, and squad (Powers, 2012).
An Army with a divisional structure therefore has a subset of different and specialized substructures satisfying the demands of different situations e.g. size of enemy forces, terrain, intelligence etc. The benefit of the organizational structure is that the US Army is able to focus its activities
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Realigning a large portion of the force in Europe to the continental United States will give the ability to grow the force from 42 Brigade Combat Teams and 75 modular support brigades in 2007 to 45 Brigade Combat Teams and 83 modular support brigades by 2013. The Army has organized its brigades closer to the way it fights (GlobalSecurity.org, 2012).
One of the major initiatives of the modernization plan involves changing the Army from a division centered force organized around mostly large mechanized divisions, consisting of of approximately 15,000 soldiers each (GlobalSecurity.org, 2012) . Designed to fight one or two major theater wars, toward a modular brigade centered force that is expeditionary with the ability to deploy continuously in different parts of the world. Under this plan, the 3,000-to-4,000-soldier combat brigade is now primary building-block unit of the Army (Us Army Field Manual 3.0, 2001). The United States Army is a hierarchical structure when it comes to chain of command. To fight a war the U.S. Army deploys a variety of specialized systems and soldiers to the battlefield. To do this the U.S. Army has adopted the divisional organizational structure. Designed to meet and destroy the enemy of the battlefield. The Army has achieved marketing excellence to sustain an all-volunteer force. The army has also re-structured to meet the demands of today’s wars and future wars.

References
Army.mil. (2009, June). Army

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