Accession Number:

AD1111531

Title:

The Effects of Troop Reductions on Readiness

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Research Paper]

Corporate Author:

ARMY SERGEANTS MAJOR ACADEMY FORT BLISS TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-11-27

Pagination or Media Count:

8

Abstract:

Even though troop reductions save the government money, it has a negative impact on the readiness and effectiveness of our Army because reductions in force also mean deactivation of units which causes instability for personnel creating a morale problem and when the Army goes through a reduction in force many knowledgeable and qualified personnel are separated leaving behind a force that is less educated and more importantly less experienced. This research paper examines a few of the effects of Troop reductions on the readiness of our armed forces. You will see that beyond the costs are more serious affects that, if not managed properly, could leave the United States less capable of reacting to a crises at home or abroad.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]