F102: Q3

With the Army’s move to Doctrine 2015 Soldiers face new limitations and gain advantages from doctrinal information. Limitations may include accessibility and accuracy, yet the advantages of targeted information and a user-friendly delivery of information to our technologically advanced soldiers is gained.
Accessibility may be limited due to availability of systems.   How will our Soldier access the information?   Will the Army be providing laptops, tablets or smart phones to all Soldiers?   Even if these systems are provided, will they be allowed in secret environments such as war fighter or command post exercises when needed? Another consideration is accuracy and/or vetting of the updating process.   If Soldiers are allowed to update TTPs through a mil wiki site, how long will it take to vet and push this information out to the force? The Army must have a published timeline to address when updates will be published on a routine schedule, or Soldiers will not know if they have the most up to date download.
If these limitations are addressed, the advantages of Doctrine 2015 are limitless. Soldiers will be able to quickly reference targeted information directly relating to the topic and specific mission set they are facing.   Another advantage is the transition to leverage technology reducing the use of bulky paper bound manuals that take up much needed space.   More and more of our Soldiers have grown up utilizing computers, tablets and smart phones to access information. With information now stored digitally, it lends a user-friendly option to our every growing technologically advanced Soldiers.
As the new Army Doctrine 2015 continues to roll out to the force, it will have inherent limitations and advantages. If we can manage and/or improve on the limitations, our force can benefit greatly from it.