This handbook contains a summary of how to write a Performance Work Statement (PWS), an action frequently required of Contingency Contracting Officers when deployed. Army reliance on contracts for equipment, supplies, and services has significantly increased in recent years. Most contracts are not huge multi-million dollar programs, but instead generally small "micro purchases" used by units to meet one time, immediate needs. This handbook serves as a ready reference to assist in writing clear, simple, concise, and legally enforceable PWS.
This handbook is intended to help new Initial Entry Training cadre spouses get oriented to their Soldier's new assignment, the new responsibilities of their cadre member, and to provide advice on preparing for the IET environment.
Agriculture accounts for 45 percent of Afghanistan's gross domestic product and is the main source of income for the Afghan economy. Over 80 percent of the Afghan population is involved in farming, herding, or both. However, decades of war, drought, and security challenges have devastated the country's agricultural sector, and the current level of U.S. government civilian support has been unable to keep pace with the tremendous need for assistance in this region. Revitalizing Afghanistan's agricultural sector is critical to building the government's capacity and to stabilizing the country.
The Command Supply Discipline Program (CSDP) is a commander's program. This handbook addresses the CSDP every unit must establish and enforce.
The United States Army Financial Management School (FMS) and the Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) partnered to produce a “how to” guide to assist unit commanders, their paying agents (PAs), and their field ordering officers (FOOs) meet their responsibilities in regard to paying for support to accomplish their unit’s missions. This handbook provides deployed unit commanders, their PAs, and their FOOs a reference guide on the procedures for obtaining funds and clearing funds.
The 10th Mountain Division deployed its Headquarters to Iraq in February 2018 to assume the role of Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command. However, the Division deployed during a period of transition to a new Headquarters construct within the Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF), and found itself rapidly adjusting to a change of mission once on the ground. The Division staff was instrumental in shaping the new CJTF Headquarters and played key roles in understanding the operational environment and operationalizing the Reliable Partnership plan.
This handbook is a country specific guide for Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Iraq in the post surge environment.
Defense support to civil authorities (DSCA) within the U.S. is not a new mission for the military. Despite this, CALL collection and analysis teams (CAAT) routinely reveal observations that tactical units do not understand the restraints or constraints of the body of statutes, regulations, and presidential orders pertaining to responding to disasters and incidents at home.
For many years, the U.S. Army recognized the need to share information or lessons gained from training and actual combat operations. During World War II and the Korean War, the Army published "combat bulletins" in an attempt to share combat experiences with other Soldiers. During the Vietnam War, Army units published quarterly operational reports that made an effort to share lessons from combat operations. By doing this, units learned from the mistakes others made and were given an opportunity to avoid the same problems.
This CALL Handbook is a compilation of ILE student papers from the DLRO course "Refugees and Displaced Persons in the Operational Environment."