Accession Number:

ADA101903

Title:

America's Volunteers A Report on the All-Volunteer Armed Forces

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (MANPOWER RESERVE AFFAIRS AND LOGISTICS) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-12-31

Pagination or Media Count:

379.0

Abstract:

Conclusions of the Study The AVF has provided the military services with a full-strength active force of a quality equal to or superior to that achieved under the draft Although Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force Reserve components have been able to meet Congressionally authorized strengths, the Army National Guard and Reserve have sagged The pool of trained individuals with a military obligation able to meet mobilization manpower needs has shrunk since the end of the Vietnam War A rapid mobilization of the civil sector medical community is needed to absorb the high casualty workload during the early phase of a major war in Europe A more responsive standby draft is needed to provide manpower in case of a major protracted war in Europe The results of this study do not support a return to peacetime conscription for either the active force or the reserve and A national service program should not be based on military manpower needs, but rater on the needs of the youth of the nation and the cost relative to other national objectives.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE