Compare and contrast the Army Problem Solving Model (Process) with the Rapid Decision Making and Synchronization Process. (C 100)
The Army Problem Solving Model (APSM) as well as the Rapid Decision Making and Synchronization Process (RDSP) are the forms of decision-making process or techniques with a systematic, logical approach to problem designed for commanders to help make better decision and to find better solution as problem occur. The ASPM as well as RDSP are similar and different to each other in some areas.
The distinctive similarities between the Army Solving Problem Model and the Rapid Decision Making and Synchronization Process is that both of them are intended to assure leaders and staffs that all information or factors applicable to the existing problem are submitted and considered during looking for the best solution. This approach of the Army Problem Solving Model and RDSP is an effect of the fact that both processes are analytical and systematic shaped tools used by commanders to find out or implement the best solution when problems or events occur. Furthermore, both APSM and the Rapid Decision and Synchronization Process implemented by commanders are the tools designed to generate new course of action (COA) which in a straight line answers to problem.
On the other hand, the Army Solving Problem and the Rapid Decision Making and Synchronization Process differ from each other in several ways. The basic difference between the Army Solving Problem Model and the RDSP is the fact that ASPM includes seven steps to help commander reach good-reasoned solution while the Rapid Decision Making and Synchronization Process includes five steps and what is more based on existing order. The RDSP designed in such a way allows and generates for the commander and staff a chance for quick decisions based on the staff knowledge and mission requirements necessary to accomplish given tasks. The Army Problem Solving Model is a tool that requires more time to generate solution and what is more, there may be the situation when some information about problem is unknown in prior to generating the solution. Lastly, to generate effective problem solutions the Army Problem Solving Model starts when problem occurs or in advance to prevent it, while for the Rapid Decision Making and Synchronization Process the key is to be able to act and react in real time, as events occur, not at predetermined points.
To sum up, commanders have to always have in minds that decision making is a process through which they select a line of actions they consider most likely lead to the successful accomplishment of mission. Leaders have to decide which type of decision-making process mentioned above to choose in case to solve the problem.
Compare and Contrast the National Defense Strategy (NDS) of the United States of America with the National Military Strategy (NMS) of the United States of America.
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