Accession Number : ADA519877


Title :   The National Guard: Recommendations to Develop the Joint Future Force


Descriptive Note : Strategy research project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Hilsdon, Steven R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a519877.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 33


Abstract : This paper will provide a background on the direction of the National Guard (NG) as a joint activity of the Department of Defense (DOD), and present an argument that the NG is uniquely suited to present new models for joint activity. In doing so, five of the six major conclusions of the Commission on the National Guard and Reserves report will be used to validate strengths and provide areas for improvement to allow the NG to mature in the joint arena. Before presenting arguments, a brief historical background on the concept of jointness is presented for the DOD. The paper concludes that in order for the NG to react with the speed required by the American public in its state or federal role, it must improve on jointness. However, it is uniquely qualified to lead the way for quality integration of Army and Air Forces at all levels of contingencies due to the dual status role of the NG.


Descriptors :   *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , *NATIONAL GUARD , AIR FORCE , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , ARMY , MODELS , QUALITY , INTEGRATION , MILITARY HISTORY , MILITARY RESERVES , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE