Alternative Approaches to Organizing, Training, and Assessing Army and Marine Corps Units. Part 2. The Reserve Component
INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
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This study comprises two parts. Part I develops alternative approaches to organizing the active component of the Army and Marine Corps in the face of anticipated budget cuts. Part II develops alternative ways of organizing, manning, and training reserve component combat forces. Part I One way to improve training readiness in active component units is to change Army and Marine Corps policies and keep people together in units longer. The Unit Stability Program is designed to achieve that goal. Ready Standby Organization provides a way for the Army and Marine Corps to preserve active component force structure and training readiness in the face of budget cuts. Part II The training readiness of reserve component combat maneuver units can be improved and their post-mobilization deployment times can be reduced. This will allow them to contribute more effectively to a short warning wartime scenario. Reserve readiness can be improved even further by improving simulator training of reserve units, especially in the key areas of battalion and brigade operations.
- Military Forces and Organizations