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
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