Capability-based planning: a new paradigm for the development of the Medical forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Keywords: defense planning, capability-based planning, capabilities of the Medical Forces

Abstract

The purpose of the work is analysis and generalization of the processes of development of the Medical Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (Medical Forces) through the introduction of planning their development on the basis of capabilities.

Materials and methods. Doctrinal documents on national security and defense of Ukraine, guiding documents of the Ministry of Defense (MoD) of Ukraine and the Armed Forces (AF) of Ukraine, publications in scientific periodicals were used. The object of research is the Medical Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The subject of research – planning the development of medical forces on the basis of capabilities. Research methods: bibliographic, systems approach, analytical, generalization.

Results. The article considers the requirements of doctrinal documents on national security and defense of Ukraine, guiding documents of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the implementation of defense-based planning in Ukraine. The advantages of capability-based defense planning, its stages and procedure are highlighted. Methodical approaches to the formation of the list of capabilities, the list of capacity carriers, as well as the description of the capabilities of the Medical Forces and their carriers have been given. An algorithm of actions for assessing the capabilities of the Medical Forces during the defense review and their development is given.

Conclusions. The development of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is aimed at achieving compatibility with the armed forces of NATO member states by planning their development on the basis of capabilities. Capacity-based development of the Medical Forces involves the analysis of the tasks and functions of the Medical Forces in the probable applications of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which are transformed into capabilities requirements, based on which their creation, maintenance and development are planned.

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Published
2020-12-31
How to Cite
Zhakhovsky, V. O., & Livinskyi, V. G. (2020). Capability-based planning: a new paradigm for the development of the Medical forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Ukrainian Journal of Military Medicine, 1(4), 5-13. https://doi.org/10.46847/ujmm.2020.4(1)-005
Section
Organization of military health care