Accession Number : ADA262242


Title :   Mobilization of RT-12 Soldiers: The Citizen Soldier


Descriptive Note : Research paper


Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Gunning, Walter P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262242.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 49


Abstract : During Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, a category of Reserve Soldiers who had departed from active duty or transferred from a reserve unit in the preceding 12 months from the call up date of 19 January 1991 were mobilized to meet critical or anticipated shortages. These soldiers were designated as Recently Trained - 12 Months (RT-12). The RT-12 soldiers exceeded everyone's expectations. Although they are not part of an official program, they have become an important element for future rapid mobilizations. There are many lessons learned from this RT-12 mobilization that will enhance future deployments. As the Army downsizes it is more important than ever that it maximizes its use of personnel resources and promotes the Total Army concept.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY RESERVES , *DEPLOYMENT , *ARMY PERSONNEL , *SHORTAGES , *MOBILIZATION , LESSONS LEARNED , PERSIAN GULF WAR , VIETNAM WAR , KOREAN WAR , SKILLS , PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT , ACTIVE DUTY , BERLIN


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE