Non-Materiel Implications of the US Army’s Approach to Tactical Electric Power Management

April, 2017
IDA document: P-8461
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents
Division: Joint Advanced Warfighting Division
Jim Ayers, David Eisler, Jessica Huckabey, Frank Mullen, Scott Schutzmeister See more authors
This paper reviews the Army’s non-materiel approach to tactical electric power management—with an emphasis on doctrine, organizational structure, and training—to assess how well the non-materiel elements will support the integration of advanced power generation and distribution systems into Army formations at the brigade level and below.Opportunities remain to more fully define power management capability gaps at the brigade-level and below through the DOTmLPF-P Change Request process. The need for power management is greatest beyond the base camp at brigade- and battalion-sized command posts. We recommend three steps that TRADOC could take to improve them: (1) Designate a functional proponent for power management at the brigade/battalion level; (2) Clarify roles and responsibilities of the Battalion unit power manager and Brigade OE Advisor; and (3) Determine the source MOS for the Battalion unit power manager.