In this week's Army Times, there is an article about COL(Ret.) Doug Macgregor and his radical plan to cut the Army down to 420K personnel, do away with BCTs and Divisions, and replace those units with Battle Groups under the command of a BG. This is supposed to make the command structure more flat by eliminating headquarters, cut the overhead to put more trigger pullers on the ground, and give us a robust fighting force of about 50 Battle Groups with 50-60K troops ready to go at all times (on green phase). Do you think this will work? Congress is listening to this guy....
Edited 8 y ago
Posted 8 y ago
I admit that I an not as well read as my peers here, however, I want to ask if this kind of organizational structure has been tested before. I will say that I would be uncomfortable with a restructuring of an entire organization without any evidence that the current method is irreparable. When I did the initial glance over, my first unrefined thought was "...solution seeking a problem".
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