Reserve Component Training under CAPSTONE
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The Total Armys growing dependence upon the Army National Guard ARNG and the United States Army Reserve USAR to meet its defense needs has prompted RC commanders to establish a training and operational climate that promotes aggressive, bold, initiative-seeking performances by their subordinates and units. Emphasis on innovative training must continue to ensure winning results on tomorrows battlefield. CAPSTONE, a Total Army Program for training, was developed at Headquarters, Department of the Army, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations DCSOPS. The DCSOPS exercises overall staff responsibility for the Army CAPSTONE Program. Forces Command FORSCOM serves as coordinating authority for implementation of the CAPSTONE Program, prescribes current policies, responsibilities, and objectives for training Active Component AC and Reserve Component RC units for the execution of their wartime missions. FORSCOM also implements programs that establish training relationships between AC and RC units. This Total Army Program outlines the procedures for training that is designed to prepare AC and RC units to fight and win on tomorrows battlefield. Is the program satisfying its purpose for the RC Has the program improved or impeded training and the overall combat readiness of the RC - specifically, the ARNG. This study examines training for combat through the eyes of randomly selected RC soldiers as well as RC soldiers within two large ARNG units. Finally, the study concludes with recommendations for improving the CAPSTONE Program.
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