Accession Number : ADA091582


Title :   A Total Force Model for Training the Army's Reserve Components.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Bowman,Joseph M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a091582.pdf


Report Date : 06 Jun 1980


Pagination or Media Count : 167


Abstract : This study was initially undertaken to determine a new organizational structure for the reserve components of the Army to promote more effective, standardized training. Research was conducted by consulting recent (1970-1980) sources such as congressional testimony, U.S. defense policy, current Army programs, official studies and reports, and the conclusions and recommendations of experienced military analysts. Preliminary review of the findings showed that such a restructuring cannot be performed in isolation, due to the Total Force Policy, but must rather be based on an analysis of the mission and organization of the Total Army. Additional research was then undertaken to determine the present legal basis for organizing both the Army and the Militia as referred to in the U.S. Constitution. A significant finding is that the U.S. Army is legally composed of one active and two reserve components--the Regular Army, the Army National Guard in the Service of the United States (ARNGUS) and the U.S. Army Reserve (USAR)--and the Militia consisting of the Army National Guard in the service of individual states (ARNG) and the Unorganized Militia consisting of every able-bodied male citizen between the ages of 17 and 45. Based on the research findings, the paper proposed a total force structural model which will integrate and standardize the organization, training and administration of the Total Army. (Author)


Descriptors :   *MILITARY RESERVES , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , MANAGEMENT , ARMY PERSONNEL , MOBILIZATION , ARMY TRAINING , COMBAT READINESS , PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT , THESES , MILITARY FORCE LEVELS , ARMY , MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE