General Odierno's The Force Development (FD)

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The Force Development (FD) process derives from national level guidance, and interfaces with the JSPS and the PPBE process. Because the JCIDS initiates the FD process, it ensures the Total Army Plan can meet the Army’s operational needs while enabling unified action in support of the GCCs. General Odierno’s speech at the AUSA Winter Symposium illustrates how this “system of systems” works to develop organizational models during phase III of the FD process.6 A primary output of phase III FD is the TOE; essentially, this is what a fully mission-capable organization must look like to meet its mission essential wartime requirements.8 More specifically, the TOE is an organizational model that depicts mission, structure, and personnel and equipment

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