Full-Time Personnel -- When do we need them and what should they Yield? A Model to Assist the Commander in making his Choice.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
Pagination or Media Count:
The full-time support program for the U.S. Army Reserve enhance unit readiness and deployability by putting full-time soldiers in USAR units and activities. Full-time support is basically used for the purpose of organizing, administering, recruiting, and training the Army Reserve. With the regulatory revisions in 1985, the full-time support program now emerges as one of the most significant manpower programs in the Total Army. The full-time program assists drilling Reservists by carrying out required day-to-day operations thus enabling unit members to concentrate their limited available time on training and mobilization readiness. Unit commanders determine what their full-time needs are, following the models developed by the National Guard Bureau Office, Chief Army Reserve, U.S. Army Forces Command and Headquarters, Department of the Army. However, the unit commander requires flexibility in determining which unit positions he may want to fill with a full-time soldier. While making this determination the unit commander must consider what type position should be full-time, how many full-time personnel will be required, what must these full-time positions yield to improving his unit readiness, and the outside influences that may increase his need for full-time personnel. The model developed in this essay will assist the unit commander in making these decisions. Author
- Humanities and History