The Future of the Reserve Component (RC) Special Forces (SF) Individual Training Program
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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This study reviews the historical and evolutionary development of the Reserve Component RC Special Forces SF Individual Training Program. It provides a narrative account of each regulation pertaining to RC SF programs as it was developed and examines the changes to the program implemented by each succeeding revision. The study concludes that the objectives of the program have not been achieved in spite of numerous revisions to the regulations. The study also addresses the question of whether the RC SF community, in conjunction with the Special Warfare Center, can accept the elimination of the RC phased training program. Finally the study concludes that the RC should concentrate on the active component method of individual qualification and recommends that the phased program be terminated. The basic thrust is to emphasize the recruiting aspect of the recruiting, training and retaining cycle. The elimination of the phased program will result in immediate improvements in the quality of RC SF forces and improved recruiting efforts will result in quantity improvements in the long run.
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