The Mobilization of Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) Infantrymen During Operation Desert Storm
Final rept. Jan-Aug 1991
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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This report describes the Infantry Individual Ready Reserve IRR soldier during mobilization for Operation Desert Storm. Since mobilization is a historically rare event, the leadership of Fort Benning asked the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences Fort Benning Field Unit to capture information that can be used to improve future mobilizations and mobilization planning. The statistically descriptive profile contained in this report is based on a survey of 2,641 Infantry IRR soldiers, direct observation, and supplementary performance data. Information is provided on soldier performance, backgrounds, attitudes, concerns, and responses to the various events that occurred early in the mobilization process.