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GDF ORGANISATIONAL ANALYSIS

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The organisational analysis of the Guyana Defence Force was conducted using the elements of organisational analysis (external/ internal and operational environment). The programmes, outputs, results and recommendations of this analysis are designed to meet the short to long term and strategic goals of the Guyana Defence Force. In the context of the organisational analysis, the vision envisaged the development of a modern Armed Force with specialised and distinct branches of service to include an Army, Air and Naval units with a Chairman and Staff who would coordinate these branches under the general direction of a Defence Minister having regard to the necessity for Parliamentary scrutiny and oversight of military budgets and expenditure effectively reducing political partisanship and perceptions of interference.

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  • Organisational Analysis Of The Gdf
  • Introduction
    •  Objective
    •  Vision Statement 
    •  Constitutional Mandate
    •  Legal Status
    •  The Defence (Amendment) Act 1990
    •  Legislative Mandate
    •  Mission
    •  Immediate Goals
    •  Strategic Goals

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  • External
  • International
  • National
    •  National Values And Interests
  • Analysis Of National Values And Interests
  • National Threats
  • Analysis Of National Threats
  • International Security Initiatives
  •  The United States
    •   Vip Visits/Staff Talks
    •   International Military Education And Training (Imet)
    •   Humanitarian And Civic Assistance Programme (Hca)
    •   Foreign Military Sales (Fms)
    •   Foreign Military Financing (Fmf)
    •   Exchange Programmes
    •   Information And Data Exchanges
    •   Regional Strategic Studies Centres
    •   Rati? Cation Of The Rome Statute For The International Criminal Court
    •   Maritime Anti Narcotics Bill
    •   Annual Trade Winds Exercise
    •   Status Of Forces Agreement (Sofa)
  • Analysis Of International Security Initiatives
    •  United States
    •  The United Kingdom
    •  China, Canada And India
  • Analysis Of Regional Security Initiatives
    •  Brazil
    •  Venezuela And Suriname
    •  France
  • Anglophone Caribbean Security Initiatives
    •  Maritime Cooperation And Airspace Agreement
    •  Regional Training Opportunities
  • Analysis Of Anglophone Caribbean Security Initiatives
  • National
    •  Sugar And Rice Industries
  • Analysis Of Sugar And Rice Industries
  • Oil

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  • Internal
  • Territorial Defence And Security
  • Analysis
  • Analysis Of Current Civil-Military Relations
  • Standards, Recapitalisation, Expansion, Combat Multipliers And Politics
  • Recapitalisation
  • Reorganisation And Expansion
  • Increased Employment Of Combat Multipliers
  • Politics
  • Human Resources
    •  Characteristics
    •  Retirees
    •  Numbers
    •  Source And Location Of Human Resources
  • Analysis Of Human Resources
  • Networking And Leveraging
    •  Intelligence Sharing And Co-Operation
    •  Military Training Assistance Programmes
  • Analysis Of Networking And Leveraging
  • Analysis Of Organisation Structure And Training
  • Analysis Of Financial Resources
  • Current And Capital Budgets From 1970 To 2007
    •  Current
    •  Capital
  • Capital Compared With Employment Costs/Other Charges
  • Distribution Of Other Charges/Employment Costs/Capital
  • Comparison Of Guyana Inflation Rate 1985 To 2007 With Gdf % Change
  • Gdf Expenditure On Some Major Line Items/Other Charges
  • Gdf Percentage Allocation Of The National Budget
    •  Expenses
    •  Cost Recovery

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  • Challenges
    •  Politicisation
    •  Ethnic Balance
    •  Political Instability
    •  Mission Creep
    •  Budget As A Weapon
    •  Socio-Economic Factors: Education System
    •  Health System
    •  Other Challenges
  • Results
    •  Surveillance
    •  Patrols
    •  Operations
    •  Coastal Operations
    •  Medical Outreaches
    •  Urban And Coastal Community
    •  Deployment Of Rapid Response Teams
    •  Conduct Of Transition And Interdiction Operations

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