AR (Army Regulation) 220-1. Revision.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Army responded with great effort to a query from the Senate Armed Services Committee concerning readiness. The committee was concerned that with the large sums of money being spent on new equipment for modernization, a corresponding improvement was not being shown by the Army in its monthly readiness reports. It seemed logical that a tank battalion, for example, with the new M1 tank should be much more ready for combat than a battalion with the M60A3 tank, yet the first battalions equipped with the M1 were reporting C-4, not combat ready, after the tank had been fielded for 90 days or more. The Army and JCS response to the Congressional committee convinced its chairman that the Army was more capable with the new equipment, but that these improvements in capability were not reflected in the USR AR 220-1. Army Regulation 220-1 reports on operational status of units as compared to documented requirements. Unit status reports are adversely affected by the major modernization program in equipment and by the documentation procedures for new equipment and force structure. The Army decided that this would be a good time to revise AR 220-1 and insure that the Army is doing the best possible job of measuring status as an indicator of readiness. Author
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