Accession Number:

ADA265301

Title:

The Employment of Reservists during Operation Desert Storm. What Lessons Can It Hold for Future Operations

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-06-18

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

Operation Desert Storm witnessed the first major mobilization of Reservists in almost twenty five years and the most extensive since the Korean War. This paper looks to the manner in which the Reservists were called to active duty and the type of forces which were mobilized. A major dichotomy existed between the way in which the Army and the Marine Corps chose to employ their combat arms units. The future holds many contingencies which will require the integration of Reserve forces and with growing dependence on the Reserve Component there is going to have to be clearly defined standards by which all members are judged ready. There is no room for the manifestation of private agendas if we are to be a total force. The limitation of defense dollars compel us to achieve the most effective return for our defense expenditure. The measure of readiness for combat arms components for all ground forces should be the same.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE