A Modern Reserve Officer Personnel Management Program: They Key to a Ready Army Reserve.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
Pagination or Media Count:
The objective of the author is to provide the basis for the use of planned officer personnel management in creating a viable ready reserve to meet the force structure requirements of the Department of the Army in a restrictive budget and all volunteer environment. The Pentagons plans for utilization of the Army reserve were investigated and the impact of the present status of reserve officer career planning is examined in an atmosphere of general guidance without controls at the Department of the Army level, of specific guidance with controls at the Major United States Army Reserve Command level, and of specific guidance with controls of a Centralized Career Development Program at the Department of the Army level. Data was gathered from official military reports and personal experience as Assistant Chief of Staff, G1 of a Major United States Army Reserve Command. The critical part planned for the Army reserve in event of mobilization, the apparent shortfall of middle rank officers in the reserve and the current absence of formal control in reserve officer career development indicated a need for a modern Army reserve officer personnel management program and its direct enhancing impact upon the readiness posture of the reserve. Author
- Administration and Management
- Humanities and History