Accession Number : ADA262249


Title :   Dental Health in the Army Reserves and National Guard--A Mobilization Problem


Descriptive Note : Research rept. Aug 1991-Apr 1992


Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Allen, Gary W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262249.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 34


Abstract : During mobilization for the Persian Gulf War, the dental health of Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers became a subject of widespread interest. Indeed, at one time or another, this issue commanded the attention of the Chief of Staff of the Army, the Reserve Forces Policy Board, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, and the United States Congress. In an Army Times article, a National Guard general officer listed dental problems in Guard and Reserve units among the major obstacles they had to overcome while preparing for deployment. This same conclusion was reached by the General Accounting Office (GAO) following an investigation of readiness issues in National Guard roundout brigades. In its report, the GAO concluded that, had they been needed, ... the ability of each of the three brigades to deploy quickly would have been hampered significantly because many soldiers had severe dental ailments.


Descriptors :   *NATIONAL GUARD , *DENSITY , *MOBILIZATION , *MEDICAL SERVICES , MILITARY OPERATIONS , CONGRESS , GULFS , UNITED STATES , POLICIES , ACCOUNTING , PERSIAN GULF , ARMY PERSONNEL , ARMY TRAINING , HEALTH , TIME , ARMY , ATTENTION


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE