Closing Ranks: The Secret of Army Active and Reserve Component Harmony
ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The ongoing, historical debate between the Active and Reserve Components of the U.S. Army heated up when three Army National Guard Roundout Brigades were not deployed with their divisions during Desert Storm. The author of this thinkpiece does not revisit this well known history, but does provide a candid assessment of where relationships among the components are today and what to improve them. He recommends a high level meeting of the components to take the gloves off and solve all the problems in the too hard box. In addition, he proposes several concrete gestures and concepts which seem easy to implement at reasonable costs. As with any thinkpiece, the author has expressed his own ideas in the hopes of stimulating alternative paradigms for he future of the Army in the Total Force. Active component, Reserve components, Total force policy.
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