Services Told to Consider Combatant Commander Priorities in Long-Range Plans

By Jason Sherman / April 23, 2008 at 5:00 AM
A powerful Pentagon office responsible for critiquing the military service's six-year investment plans last week handed down a sweeping set of recommendations for new capabilities the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps should buy, a move that reflects the growing role of combatant commanders in shaping the Defense Department budget. Lt. Gen. Emerson Gardner, deputy director of program analysis and evaluation, on April 14 issued the recommendations of "Capability Portfolio Managers," teams of senior Pentagon civilian and combatant commanders...

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