United Kingdom Defence Operating Model (DOM)

Assignment Question

United Kingdom Defence Operating Model (DOM)

As a minimum, the essay must cover the following points: a. The context of the current criticism of the existing DOM. b. The strengths and weaknesses of the DOM with respect to military capability. c. Key recommendations and suggested improvements to the DOM. The Essay should evaluate the existing model, consider amendments and/or alternatives, with justification. It must include: o The context of the current criticism of the existing DOM (Why now?). o The strengths and weaknesses of the DOM with respect to military capability (What now?). o Key recommendations and suggested improvements to the DOM (What next?). o If possible to learn from elsewhere, Saudi Arabia in particular as they are currently doing MoD transformation, cite it as a best practice then please do. Here are references that might help you with the task : OBE, Air Commodore (Ret’d) Andrew Curtis. “Is Defence’s Latest Operating Model Fit for Purpose?” RUSI, 24 November 2020. OBE, Trevor Taylor and Air Commodore (Ret’d) Andrew Curtis. “Management of Defence after the Levene Reforms: What Comes Next?” RUSI, 9 September 2020.