AC/RC Force Integration
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Active Component AC and Reserve Components RC Force Integration is critical in todays Total Army. The Army of soldiers, Active and Reserve, exists to play a key role in deterring aggression, and if that fails, to fight and win on the battlefield. This study starts with a look at the initiation of the Total Force policy and then on to the CAPSTONE program of today. The study then discusses statutes governing command and control issues. The essence of the study is a detailed analysis of a Reserve COSCOM comprising 247 subordinate units equally divided among the three Components. These units are located in 37 states, commanded by 15 state governors and 5 CONUSAs. The study focuses on the question, is the force structure conducive to training as the Army intends to fight The conclusions are varied and among them are wartime commanders are not assuming responsibility for their CAPSTONE units, peacetime requirements are distracting from wartime mission, and there are numerous unresolved training challenges. The study closes by recommending new peacetime command and control arrangements, increasing the involvement of the wartime chain of command, and the introduction of a new training initiative.
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