Accession Number : ADA283410
Title : Another Crisis Can We Count on the Reserves?
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI
Personal Author(s) : Corbett, Gary A
Report Date : 16 May 1994
Pagination or Media Count : 28
Abstract : Historical experiences have shown that assumptions regarding the activation of Reserve Component forces have proven to be unrealistic. As a result, a regional CINC who needs the capabilities of reserve forces for a rapidly developing crisis or a peacetime contingency operation may find that these resources are not available when needed. This paper examines these problems in light of the new post Cold War environment and a shrinking force structure. In examining the methods of accessing Reserve Component forces, a critical void is uncovered between the politically sensitive involuntary activation and the uncertainty of volunteerism. A series of new policies, planning concepts, and legislative changes are molded together to plug this gap by forming a program which will provide the regional CINC with timely, reliable and more accessible Reserve Component forces. Mobilization, Reserves, Guard, Volunteerism, Call-up, Activation, Militia, OPLANs, Deployment, Accessibility.
Descriptors : *MILITARY RESERVES , MILITARY OPERATIONS , UNCERTAINTY , DEPLOYMENT , CRISIS MANAGEMENT , MOBILIZATION , MANPOWER UTILIZATION , RESOURCES , MILITARY GOVERNMENT , MILITARY PLANNING , COLD WAR , OPERATIONAL READINESS , PEACETIME , POLICIES , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , NATIONAL GUARD
Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
Military Forces and Organizations
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE