Accession Number:

ADA277640

Title:

United States Army Reserve in Operation Desert Storm. The Case of the Unit that was not Called: The 377th Theater Army Area Command

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ANDRULIS RESEARCH CORP BETHESDA MD

Report Date:

1991-05-06

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

This is one in a series of monographs describing and assessing the role of the United States Army Reserve in winning the war in the Persian Gulf. Countless reports have been written and numerous books published about the coalition victory. None have appeared, however, that focus on the valuable contributions of Army Reserve soldiers and civilians to the favorable outcome of the conflict. This report, unlike most others in this series, is not considered a Total Army success story. Fifty percent of the units aligned with the 377th Theater Army Area Command TAACOM mobilized and deployed to Southwest Asia, but because of the delay in calling the Reserves to active duty and the imposition of restrictive strength ceilings, leaders decided not to use this Army Reserve command as a senior Army logistics and combat service support headquarters during the war. Although timing prevented their employment as a senior command, the deployed soldiers of the 377th TAACOM worked side by side with Active Component counterparts to perform one of the most impressive combat service support and logistics operations in military history.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE