Restructuring the Army National Guard Combat Divisions: Issues and Implications.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Force structure issues have been at the forefront of public debate especially since the Commission on Roles and Missions CORM of the Armed Forces released their report in May 1995. Much debate centers on the CORM recommendation to eliminate forces with low priority tasks or reorganize them to fill force shortfalls in higher priority areas. As an example, the CORM offered that the eight Army National Guard ARNG combat divisions could be used to fill Total Army shortfalls in combat support CS and combat service support CSS requirements. The CORM suggested this would still leave excess combat spaces that should be eliminated from the Active or Reserve Components. This paper examines issues relevant to force structure decisions and supports the CORM in that the ARNG combat divisions should be used to fix the CSCSS force structure shortfalls. The paper also posits that the remaining ARNG combat divisions are relevant to maintaining an affordable cost-effective Total Army.
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