Accession Number : AD1027924

Title :   Toward a Leaner, More Agile Force: The Army in a Time of Fiscal Austerity

Descriptive Note : Journal Article

Corporate Author : New Jersey Army National Guard Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst United States

Personal Author(s) : Darling,Brian C

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Report Date : 27 Oct 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : This article considers some of the strategies proposed by civilian leaders in the defense sector, then seeks to answer the questions of how the draw-down will effect readiness and the challenges reduced manning will place upon the Noncommissioned Officers and junior enlisted Soldiers serving during this time of tightened purse strings. The author hopes to make the readers aware of the importance of good fiscal stewardship while stressing that the agile, all volunteer army is fully capable of overcoming these challenges.

Descriptors :   military operations , joint military activities , military budgets , combat readiness , nato , manpower , military reserves , national guard , noncommissioned officers , enlisted personnel , military downsizing

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE