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By W. Michael Hix, J. Michael Polich, Thomas F. Lippiatt W. Michael Hix, RAND

Analyzes a proposed coverage of keeping as a lot of ahead U.S. military presence in Europe as possible through rotating devices from the us instead of via completely stationing them in Europe.

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Fourth, the short time at home and the frequent absence of one of the post’s brigades would pose some problems for training and post support. In today’s environment, for example, personnel from one brigade are often used to support training of another brigade (as observer-controllers or opposing forces, for example). Such activities would be harder to support or could even be curtailed altogether while one brigade is absent from the post. Fifth, as we have noted earlier, rotating brigades would have to train on one type of equipment at home station but utilize a different type while on rotations in Europe.

Hanley, Richard J. Kaplan, Jennifer H. Kawata, Grant N. Marshall, and Peter J. E. Stan, Personnel Turbulence: The Policy Determinants of Permanent Change of Station Moves, Santa Monica, CA: RAND, MR-938-A, 1998. S. S. Government Printing Office, November 1993.

To summarize, this pattern yields cycle time of 19 months, CONUS time of 13 months. , the Battle Command Training Program, or BCTP). There could be eight or nine NTC rotations and seven to eight CMTC rotations annually. ___________ 16 The yellow-shaded installations are those that receive a newly restationed brigade. 2) − Affects ability to support training of other units (OPFOR, OCs) and to provide post support • Brigades must shift from one type of equipment to another when rotating • All brigades must support deployments − No capacity to “fence” divisions − Difficult to sustain differential readiness across units R Arroyo Center This laydown of demands indicates several features of a rotation plan that the Army would probably want to ameliorate, or at least recognize as downsides of the policy.

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