Does the All-Volunteer Force Need National Service?
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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This study investigates whether it is feasible for national service projects to dovetail with military peacetime contingency missions so that the All-Volunteer Force can enhance its capabilities by supporting national service. Although peacetime contingency missions have increased in importance, the military has chosen to ignore potential help on these missions from national service programs. Evidence developed in this paper suggests that three national service programs authorized in The National and Community Service Act of 1990 The American Conservation Corps, the National and Community Service Act Programs, and the Peace Corps, can effectively assist the military in performing the peacetime contingency missions of disaster relief, emergency assistance, and reconstitution. Military logistical and organizational support for these service programs will improve the militarys capability to accomplish peacetime contingency missions.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations
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