While policy makers are perpetually conceptualizing new reform packages, the actual enactment of those reforms is typically more challenging. Remarkably, the one public institution that is able to meet that challenge is also the largest. The United States Department of Defense, which employs over 600,000 people and deals with $500 billion in funding, has proven itself quite capable of successfully implementing reforms in an ever-changing environment. The impacts of those reforms are being felt far beyond the walls of the Pentagon.
The Handbook of Military Administration is the first work in many years to reveal the implementation and reach of military administration reforms. The book provides a unique comparison of international initiatives to modernize military operations.
Examine how the military's success is being imitated both throughout the United States, as well as, other nations
Investigate the military administrative reforms of nations such as China and the Czech Republic
Study the reforms brought about during Donald Rumsfeld's tenure, as well as the Defense Transformation Act of the 21st Century
Table of Contents
Introduction. Professionals, Bureaucrats, and Citizen Soldiers: The Countervailing Patterns of American Military Administration. Military Administration 1850 - 1900. Reshaping the Defense Enterprise. Strategic Planning by the Chairmen, Joint Chiefs Staffs, 1990 - 2005. The Leviathan's Bit: The U.S. Defense Budget. Human Capital: DoD's National Security Personnel System Faces Implementation Challenges. The History and Role of TRADOC Systems Manager Abrams. Private Military Companies. Defense Policy and Doctrinal Insulation. Military and Homeland Security. Civil-Military Relations Theory and Military Effectiveness. Application of the Military for Countering Non-State Terrorist and Guerilla Networks. Military Leadership and Culture. The Profession of Arms and the Management of Violence. Regional Defense Policy: The European Security and Defense Policy. Transformation at Last? Achieving Radical Military Reform in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Overview of Latin America's Military Administration. National Defense: People's Republic of China.