Accession Number : ADA262082


Title :   Total Force: Improving Reserve Component Readiness


Descriptive Note : Research rept. Aug 1991-Apr 1992


Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Shea, Robert


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262082.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 50


Abstract : With a significant reduction in defense spending into the foreseeable future, the size of the active component armed services is going to shrink and the composition of the force is going to change. Out of necessity, the reserve component is going to assume a larger role in national security. The reserve component received mixed reviews for its performance during Desert Shield and Desert Storm and has an undistinguished history in the early stages of previous conflicts. This paper looks at ways to improve operational readiness of the reserve component in order to be better prepared for the next war. The paper focuses on the Army reserve component because it is the largest reserve component, the most diverse and the most controversial.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY RESERVES , *OPERATIONAL READINESS , *ARMY , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , SECURITY , HISTORY , MILITARY BUDGETS , CONFLICT , REDUCTION , NATIONAL SECURITY , NATIONAL GUARD


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE