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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a283410.pdf


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