Accession Number : ADA561976


Title :   Army National Guard: Regionally Aligned Brigade Force of First Choice


Descriptive Note : Strategy Research Project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Smith, Edward S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a561976.pdf


Report Date : 16 Mar 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 32


Abstract : This paper provides analysis and recommendations for inclusion and implementation of Army National Guard BCT s in support of the Regionally Aligned Brigade (RAB) Concept. In addition to accruing operational capabilities to react to global contingencies, the Army s 2011 Posture Statement also anticipates Contingency Expeditionary Forces use in several capacities to include Regionally Aligned Brigades, responsive to Combatant Commanders for Theater Security Cooperation. Anticipating a reduction in force structure to the Active Component as missions in Iraq and Afghanistan culminate, consideration of National Guard forces for Global Force Management selection in the execution of Security Force Assistance (SFA) is essential to accomplishing the Army s objectives. Use of National Guard forces in the RAB concept provides the most efficient and effective means for maintaining an operational reserve. The challenge for the National Guard is how to operationalize the RAB concept. The Army must be able to program select National Guard units within the Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) model in order to train, man, and equip those forces for possible contingency missions as RABs in support of CCDR SFA plans.


Descriptors :   *ARMY PERSONNEL , *NATIONAL GUARD , AFGHANISTAN , BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , EMERGENCIES , MILITARY COMMANDERS , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES)


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE