USAR Recruiting and Manpower in the 21st Century
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES
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The reserves components are beset by changes that are unprecedented in their magnitude and complexity. In addition to the usual demographic, economic, and social changes that affect the external reserve recruiting environment, the downsizing of the armed forces, federal budget deficits, and the Persian Gulf war have all exerted unusual pressures on reserve policymakers. Indeed, the changes being introduced or planned for the Reserves are the most extensive since the advent of the all-volunteer force in 1973. They involve the active-reserve mix, the missions to be assigned to the reserves, as well as manpower requirements and recruitment policies. It is in this unique context that this report attempts to sort out some of the factors -- both external and internal -- buffeting the reserves, to identify the trends in these factors, and to indicate likely future effects on the U.S. Army Reserves. Reserves, Demographics, Recruiting, Manpower.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations