Accession Number:

ADA255201

Title:

1991 Survey of Mobilized Reservists: Attitudes and Experiences during Operation Desert Storm

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar 1991-Mar 1992

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1992-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

96.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes the findings of the 1991 Survey of Mobilized Reservists Initial STAMP conducted in March and April of 1991. This survey provided immediate information on the experiences, attitudes, and career intentions of Reserve Component soldiers mobilized for Operation Desert ShieldStorm ODS. A total of 618 51 responded to the survey 59 of the respondents submitted written comments ranging from one sentence to several typewritten pages. Chapters in this report focus on the impact of mobilization on civilian employment, income, and education mobilizationdemobilization experiences during ODS attitudes about leadership, training, and family issues, particularly related to morale, retention, and readiness a summary of written comments and conclusions and implications of the re-search. Reservists responding to Initial STAMP were satisfied with their overall Army experience and felt that the mobilization went well. They felt that they were adequately trained and prepared to perform their mission. They were-also confident that they could perform well in combat. They expressed less satisfaction with the way they were treated, the leadership, and the information Continued they were given from their leaders and the Army, Based on written comments, Reservists indicated that the problems they experienced negatively influenced morale and would, in turn, negatively influence retention and future readiness, Implications for changes that could improve future mobilizations are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE