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Week 3 reviewing literature

  1. 1. Military Social Media A review of the literature, organizations, tools, ideas, problems and solutions By Kenneth Moss for doctoral studies at Colorado Technical University
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Literature </li></ul><ul><li>Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Problems </li></ul><ul><li>Solutions </li></ul>
  3. 3. Literature <ul><li>Department of Defense (DoD) is massive and has many sources of literature </li></ul><ul><li>DoD has its own set of instructions and forms </li></ul><ul><li>Each branch (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard) have their own set of instructions and forms </li></ul><ul><li>All are available online through the branches website </li></ul>
  4. 4. Organizations <ul><li>Military is made up of 5 branches housed under the Department of Defense (DoD) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Air Force controls the air space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Army controls infantry style ground forces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Navy controls the water ways </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marines are located with the Navy in most cases and are a more advanced fighting force than the Army </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coast Guard patrols our nations water borders </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Tools <ul><li>All branches use various types of old school tools and new tech tools </li></ul><ul><li>In wartime, it’s hard to beat paper and pencil—the most reliable form of communication out there </li></ul><ul><li>Recruiting and instruction tend to use online resources such as blogs and websites </li></ul>
  6. 6. Ideas <ul><li>Branches support an idea submission faculty to support innovation by the workers in the field </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas are accepted at all levels of the organization through the proper channels </li></ul>
  7. 7. Problems <ul><li>Technology seems to be a bit behind the curve because of a couple of factors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s expensive to retool a fighting force due to the size of the organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s critical that the tools for the organization work 100% of the time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Change is not easy </li></ul>
  8. 8. Solutions <ul><li>Education and Training are stressed and carried out at all levels </li></ul><ul><li>Specifications are given to the industry specifying exactly the parameters (MILSPEC) that the item needs to have to function for the military </li></ul>
  9. 9. Conclusion <ul><li>All branches of the military are combined into one organization, the DoD </li></ul><ul><li>The DoD is well organized and well documented as to its policies, procedures, and instructions </li></ul><ul><li>Tools are still being modernized </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas are taken seriously and at all levels </li></ul><ul><li>There are many problems, as with any organization, but there are solutions in place to most of these issues </li></ul>
  10. 10. References <ul><li>(2010). Department of Defense. Retrieved June 12, 2010, from http://www.defense.gov </li></ul><ul><li>(2010). U.S. Air Force. Retrieved June 12, 2010, from http://www.af.mil </li></ul><ul><li>(2010). U.S. Army. Retreived June 12, 2010, from http://www.goarmy.mil </li></ul><ul><li>(2010). Marines. Retrieved June 12, 2010, from http://www.marines.mil </li></ul><ul><li>(2010). Navy.mil. Retrieved June 12, 2010, from http://www.navy.mil </li></ul><ul><li>(2010). United States Coast Guard. Retrieved June 12, 2010, from http://www.uscg.mil </li></ul>

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