Accession Number:

AD1111158

Title:

A National Guard in Need of Funds

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

ARMY SERGEANTS MAJOR ACADEMY FORT BLISS TX FORT BLISS United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-11-13

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

This paper will address the funding shortage that currently faces the National Guard units across the nation. It will be hard to address this lack of funds without touching on the areas that use these funds. Equipment, facilities, training and personnel all equate to money. A need in any or all of these areas subsequently means a need for more funds. The National Guard is currently operating at some of the lowest equipment levels in years. Over the last ten years, the guard has found itself deployed over and over. These deployments have drained equipment and funds. The National Guards transition from a strategic to an operational reserve has put a strain on an already ailing funding problem. Our National Guard has a dual state and federal mission, without proper funding, guard units will not be able to perform either mission effectively Laird, 2007. And in the fight on the War on Terrorism, this could mean guard or civilian casualties. In essence, lack of funds means lack of resources to accomplish the National Guards dual mission.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE