The intent of this assignment is to demonstrate understanding of lessons F104 –

The intent of this assignment
is to demonstrate understanding of lessons F104 – F106 of the F100
course. At this point in the course, you have studied strategic guidance,
capability gap analysis and identification, solution analysis, materiel
solution process, organizational requirements and authorizations, prioritization,
and programming and budgeting. The three short essay questions in this assignment
focuse on phases II-V of the Force Development and Force Integration. However,
as FM is an integrated process. Processes from F101-F103 may need to be incorporated
or mentioned to demonstrate your understanding of the FM model.
The assignment requires applied knowledge from the F100 lessons and reading materials. Instructors will evaluate on understanding of the material of force management systems and implications (content) by applying
that information into a coherent discussion, and (2) that the tone and style
are consistent with that expected of professional staff work (writing skills).
the specific directions for written assessments in the F100 Assessment Plan
(Appendix A to the F100 Block Advance Sheet), write a 1- to 2-page answer for
each of the three questions. There is
one question each covering the F104, F105 and F106 lessons.
answering all three questions, the questions are less concerned
with detailing the specifics of any particular item (getting into the
weeds), but are more concerned with understanding the interrelationships,
inputs and outputs, and demonstrating understanding of how the Army manages
change with limited resources and uses prioritization requirements. While there
are three individual questions, they are very much related and should support
one another.
Short Answer Questions:
F104 Question: In the previous lessons, you have learned how the
Force Management process translates changes in strategic guidance, enemy
capabilities, and input from operational commanders into potential DOTMLPF-P
solutions to identified capability gaps. These solutions can be materiel and/or
non-materiel in nature. Briefly describe how Capability Developers and other
force modernization proponents across the Army translate those potential
solutions into the Force Design Update (FDU), and how the FDU creates approved
requirements documents. (The focus is Phase 2 and 3 of FD)
F105 Question: Describe how the Army uses the Total Army Analysis to
translate validated force design proposals into actionable changes to the
Army’s force structure, creates the budget request for that structure, and
communicates those changes to the force. (The focus is Phase 4 and 5 of FD)
F106 Question: Planning,
Programming, Budget and Execution (PPBE) is the process that aligns strategy to
resources. Explain how PPBE encompasses
the entire FM model, is cyclical, and is not simply an action that only occurs
in Phase 4 of FD. Ensure to address how
PPBE is affected by and affect the other two primary decision support
This paper addresses all three terminal learning objectives of the F100 block:
Incorporate critical and creative thinking skills.
TLO-CC-8: Apply
DOD and Army processes to develop, resource, and integrate Army capabilities
for combatant commanders.
Incorporate effective communication skills.
The requirement clearly
links to C121: Critical Thinking (Phase 1), and ST 22-2: Leader Communication (see as attachment)
If something is not your
original thought, you need to cite your source.
This includes direct quotations, paraphrases, summaries of the assigned
readings, doctrinal references, or outside sources. Refer to ST 22-2, Appx A for guidance about
citations and footnotes/endnotes. Citations do not count towards page count.
2-29 from ST 22-2
2-29. Essay format. In general, the format standard for
essays and other writing requirements (unless otherwise dictated) is:
·Pages with one-inch borders on all
Font is Arial size 12
(note that essays assigned by the History Department normally specifies the use
of Times-New Roman as the required font)
· Double-space lines and paragraphs
· Cover
pages are not numbered
· Page one of a paper is the first page ST 22-2 18
· Pages are numbered on the bottom
and centered
Short papers (4-5 pages or
less) use endnotes or parenthetical citations
New paragraphs are
indented five spaces
· Turabian
is the standard for citation formats based on the source of the reference
Endnote and bibliographic
pages are separate