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    Analyze in terms of using diagnostic models the U.S. Army's key inputs. Remember that inputs MUST include:

    ? Environment
    ? Resources
    ? Organizational history
    ? Strategy

    Try to identify the most critical ones. Be sure to cite sources and provide a bibliography for each module's case.

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    The United States Army is the largest branch of the United States of all the three armed forces. As of 2004, it consisted of 494,295 soldiers on active duty, 342,918 in the Army National Guard (ARNG) and 204,134 in the United States Army Reserve (USAR).

    First of all Continental Army was formed on June 14, 1775, before the establishment of the United States, to meet the demands of the American Revolutionary War. The US Army was formed on June 3, 1784 after the end of the American Revolutionary War.
    US Army has long history of the wars. It fought war in 1812 with the British. It fought a war with the Mexico, which it won. There was civil war in 1861- 1865 and than it fought battle with American Indians. It won lot of wars like Spanish-American War (1898), Philippine-American War (1898-1913) and the Boxer Rebellion. In World War-I they were with the Britain and France which won the war. In World War II there was famous Pearl Harbor attack by Japanese which led Americans bombing Japan. Following Axis Powers surrender in August/September 1945, US troops were deployed to Japan and Germany to occupy the two nations. After that the period of cold war was there with Soviet Union up to early 1990s. The Vietnam War was regarded as a low point in the Army's record. In 1991 the Gulf war happened and after that now there was war against terror in Afghanistan and with the Iraq.

    The Army, as one of the three military departments (Army, Navy and Air Force) reporting to the Department of Defense, is composed of two distinct and equally important components: the active component and the reserve components. The reserve components are the United States Army Reserve and the Army National Guard.


    In 19990s the army officially adopted what have come to be known as "The 7 Army Values." The army began a campaign to attempt to instill the values into soldiers, a campaign which includes posters, classes, and mandatory wear of an "Army Values Tag" on the dog-tag chain. The seven army values are as follows:

    1. Loyalty - Bear true faith and allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, the Army, your unit, and other soldiers.
    2. Duty - Fulfil your obligations.
    3. Respect - Treat people as they should be treated.
    4. Selfless Service - Put the welfare of the Nation, the Army, and your subordinates before your own.
    5. Honor - Live up to all the Army values.
    6. Integrity - Do what's right, legally and morally.
    7. Personal Courage - Face fear, danger, or adversity (physical or ...

    Solution Summary

    Discussion is 1,689 words and a reference. Last sentence: "Army has to focus on above principles to implement TQM effectively also they have to do benchmarking for implementing best of the practices."