August 31, 2009
Standing up a new organization is an interesting process. As I look at the EPTF there are three key components to consider: Understanding the European environment and our partners in order to build effective partnerships Thinking outside the box to generate new ideas Creating the new organization structure and staffing itAdmiral Stavridis has an excellent reading list that helps to build foundational understanding. I've been working my way through this reading list. But there is no substitute for face-to-face discussion and meeting people. We're working on a partnership engagement strategy now. I think getting some of allies embedded in the EPTF will be critical for success.