Accession Number:

ADA230000

Title:

An Assessment of Graduated Mobilization Response

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

214.0

Abstract:

This study assessed the viability of the concept of Graduated Mobilization Response GMR. Areas of interest included identification of key differences between GMR and previous mobilization policy the strengths and weaknesses of GMR the validity of GMR impediments to the implementation of GMR and the current status of GMR. A literature search revealed the theory of GMR, factors limiting U.S. mobilization potential, and how GMR counters those limiting factors. An extensive telephone interview was conducted with a total of 16 mobilization experts. The interview covered four topic areas 1 The relevance of past mobilization efforts 2 The strengths and weaknesses of the current industrial base 3 the direction of future mobilization planning and 4 GMR. A large majority 87 felt the concept of a GMR is a valid way to improve U.S. mobilization preparedness. Apparent agreement on key details has recently removed a major roadblock to continuing development. The successful integration of GMR into mobilization planning will be commensurate with the priority mobilization is given in the national deterrentresponse strategy.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE