Accession Number:

ADA023883

Title:

The Training Division as a Mobilization Asset

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA CARLISLE BARRACKS United States

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Report Date:

1975-10-20

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

There are 12 US Army Reserve Training Divisions, each with a mobilization mission to assume command and control of an Army Training Center and to conduct basic and advanced individual training for approximately 12,000 personnel. This mission is appropriate for a military buildup required by a conventional conflict of a World War II or Korea variety. But, given the long time frames between Training Division TD mobilization and its end product - trained soldiers, its mission should be reexamined and its use for other types and intensities of warfare should be considered. The essay examines 1 The total time frame from mobilization of the TD to production of the basic soldier 2 The numbers of TDs and training centers available for use 3 The difficulties inherent in determining the probabilities of certain types of warfare and 4 Alternative roles for the TDs. The essay concludes that a national emergency and mobilization should involve the TDs by 1 Immediate callup of Divisions which have functional training sites available and beginning the training cycle and 2 Utilizing non-mobilized TDs to meet both the special training and testing needs of active army and activated reserve component units, and for training non-unit reservists called to active duty.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE