Manpower Alternatives and a Draft for the Reserve Components.
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KANS
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This study attempts to identify manpower alternatives available for sustaining the All Volunteer Force, or providing a replacement structure should voluntary programs prove inadequate. It further focuses on the implications of a draft for the Reserve Components. The development of military manpower policy is analyzed from a historical perspective and the status of current programs and policies is examined. This study concludes that a return to conscription is unwarranted at this time. However, extension of current unfavorable trends will precipitate a manpower crisis in the All Volunteer Force, particularly in the Reserve Components. In order to insure attainment of national security objectives, reinstitution of the draft in some form could be required. Recommendations include a three-phase graduated response focused on enhancing voluntary programs in Phase I. Phase II is a carefully structured draft to fill the Individual Ready Reserve and Phase III is a full draft for the active forces. Author
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations