Accession Number : ADA561064


Title :   Is the Army's Reserve Component Imbalanced, Separate and Unequal?


Descriptive Note : Research paper


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Clifton, Tyrone D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a561064.pdf


Report Date : 02 Mar 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 34


Abstract : This Strategy Research Project argues that the Army's Reserve Component (RC) is imbalanced, separate, and unequal. The Army's RC is the largest Reserve Component within the Department of Defense (DoD), providing 50 percent of the Army's forces and capabilities. Even as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan draw down and the defense budget is about to undergo a significant reduction, the Army's RC will have to be a relevant, efficient, and effective force provider capable of full-spectrum operations into the 21st century. Do the U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) and the Army National Guard (ARNG) have the composition necessary to give the Army's Active Component and national leaders more flexibility and more capabilities? This paper reviews the USAR's and ARNG's history, mission statement, composition, and current posture as RC force providers. The paper also presents two options for enhancing the capabilities, cost effectiveness, and efficiency of the Army's RC.


Descriptors :   *ARMY , *HISTORY , *MILITARY CAPABILITIES , *MILITARY RESERVES , *MISSIONS , *ORGANIZATIONAL REALIGNMENT , COST EFFECTIVENESS , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , DEPLOYMENT , EFFICIENCY , LEGISLATION , MOBILIZATION


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Humanities and History
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE