Accession Number : ADA266647


Title :   Operational Considerations on the Employment of Reserve Component Ground Forces


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS


Personal Author(s) : Williams, Harry T


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266647.pdf


Report Date : 18 Jun 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 31


Abstract : The deployment and employment of large reserve component ground combat organizations can effect planning and execution at the operational level of war. While reserve component organizations are not the ideal choice in terms of capabilities and training levels, there may be no options in certain scenarios. Historical trends since the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950 through the 1991 Gulf War indicate that the deployment of large reserve units to an operational theater isa possibility that cannot be dismissed. The immediate and direct effects can be felt in the areas of operational level synchronization and agility. Given the more limited capabilities of large reserve component units, and their subsequent effect on the capabilities of the force as a whole, the operational commander may need to consider modifications to his campaign plan. He may also want to carefully consider deployment phasing, broad training guidance and the timing of campaign initiation.... Reserve components, Army reserve, Army national guard, Marine Corps Reserve, Operational synchronization/ agility.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY RESERVES , *DEPLOYMENT , *PLANNING , SCENARIOS , GULFS , ORGANIZATIONS , TRAINING , ARMY , SELECTION , GUIDANCE , MODIFICATION , EMPLOYMENT , MARINE CORPS , WARFARE , NATIONAL GUARD


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE