Accession Number : ADA255201


Title :   1991 Survey of Mobilized Reservists: Attitudes and Experiences during Operation Desert Storm


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 1991-Mar 1992


Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA


Personal Author(s) : Harris, Beverly C ; Elig, Timothy W ; Oliver, Laurel W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a255201.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 96


Abstract : This report summarizes the findings of the 1991 Survey of Mobilized Reservists (Initial STAMP) conducted in March and April of 1991. This survey provided immediate information on the experiences, attitudes, and career intentions of Reserve Component soldiers mobilized for Operation Desert Shield/Storm (ODS). A total of 618 (51%) responded to the survey; 59% of the respondents submitted written comments ranging from one sentence to several typewritten pages. Chapters in this report focus on the impact of mobilization on civilian employment, income, and education; mobilization/demobilization experiences during ODS; attitudes about leadership, training, and family issues, particularly related to morale, retention, and readiness; a summary of written comments; and conclusions and implications of the re-search. Reservists responding to Initial STAMP were satisfied with their overall Army experience and felt that the mobilization went well. They felt that they were adequately trained and prepared to perform their mission. They were-also confident that they could perform well in combat. They expressed less satisfaction with the way they were treated, the leadership, and the information (Continued) they were given from their leaders and the Army, Based on written comments, Reservists indicated that the problems they experienced negatively influenced morale and would, in turn, negatively influence retention and future readiness, Implications for changes that could improve future mobilizations are discussed.


Descriptors :   *ARMY PERSONNEL , *MOBILIZATION , *SURVEYS , NATIONAL GUARD , LEADERSHIP , IMPACT , EDUCATION , EMPLOYMENT , TRAINING , MORALE , CAREERS , MISSIONS , OPERATION , ARMY , INCOME , LEADERSHIP TRAINING , FELTS


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE