The Role of National Guard Combat Maneuver Units in Future Force Structure
INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC
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This article provides an historical report, with contemporary analysis, of why National Guard combat maneuver units have never been employed effectively in their federal role through Vietnam. It discusses political reality, the historical rift between regulars and citizen soldiers, and mobilization outcomes--including analysis of the total-force roundout policy and the impact that the Desert ShieldStorm call up will have on its future. Conclusion explains three imperatives for consideration regarding a role for Guard combat units in the future Base Force structure.
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