Alternative Concepts for Organizing the Total Force
INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
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This study describes organizational and personnel policy options that would increase the number and combat effectiveness of fully trained and readily mobilizable units that the U.S. could produce for any level of spending on Operations Maintenance and Military Personnel. Some of these policies would help the Services produce more cohesive units. Other would organize retirees, members of the individual Ready Reserve, and active-duty personnel who are not assigned to operational units so that, in the event of an emergency, they could re-form the operational units in which they had served together. Still other policies would permit emergency recall of former-service personnel who would not be available unless current practices were changed. Last, the study describes ways of using members of the Selected Reserve to strengthen units formed via the policies just described.
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