Army National Guard Air Defense Artillery Modernization: A Vision for the Future
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Proposed force reductions and the evolution of a new National Military Strategy NMS mandate an even more vital role for the Reserve Components in this nations defense. Studies have proven that one branch where the Reserve Components can make a valuable contribution is Air Defense Artillery. All Reserve Component Air Defense Artillery forces are currently organic to the Army National Guard. To remain a viable part of the total force, these organizations must be assigned realistic missions and manned, trained, equipped, and resourced commensurate with mission requirements. In view of the evolving threat and proposed force structure reductions, this study provides a concept for modernizing Army National Guard Air Defense Artillery organizations to enable them to effectively perform their critical wartime force protection role. Although designed primarily to focus on resourcing warfighting requirements, Air Defense Artillery modernization provides the added benefit of enhancing National Guard capabilities in the counter-drug and operations other than war arenas. Approval of this proposal would enable Army National Guard Air Defense to remain an integral, cost-effective, and viable part of the total force into the 21st century.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Defense Systems