The Role of the U.S. Army's National Guard Roundup and Roundout Brigades in Force Reconstitution
Individual study project
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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From a national security perspective the United States is confronting a changing but still dangerous external environment. Although former Cold War threats have receded, evolving regional security challenges and internal economic problems will test our leadership role in the world. As the defense establishment and the Army, in particular, downsize, the readiness and role of our Reserve Component forces, both USAR and ARNG, become increasingly more significant. The availability and readiness of well led, cohesive and comparably structured, trained and equipped Army National Guard roundup and roundout brigades and ARNG maneuver divisions, in particular, will be critical to supporting contingency operations in future regional conflicts. They provide the Total Army with expansible reinforcement options, and the most readily available and viable reconstitution capability at the division, corps and theater army levels. This study focuses on an analysis of the lessons learned by the German and Soviet Armies in World War II with large scale unit replacements, and the U. S. Armys replacement processes in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Desert ShieldDesert Storm. In addition, current and evolving U.S. Army doctrine for force reconstitution is also evaluated as it relates to our changing external environment and the Total Armys reduced force structure and projected end strength.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics