The Answer to Reserve Component Readiness - Affiliation
ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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This essay examines the impact of the AffiliationRoundout Program on the readiness posture of the reserve components. It delves into command and control and the purposes of the Army Readiness Region in the program. The research relies heavily on responses from the commanders, both Active Army and Reserve Components, of the units presently involved in the program. The conclusions reached are that this is a viable, strong and active program that has produced results. The participants are enthusiastic to develop a true One Army. The assistance in training, by the sponsor units have greatly increased the proficiency of the affiliated units. The program has produced dividends by upgrading the readiness condition of the reserve component units at minimal costs. Command and control is not a problem, as the parties understand the relationship and are working toward a common goal, readiness. The Army Readiness Regions are a necessity and contribute to the program. It is recommended that the program be expanded to include as many units as feasible.
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