Accession Number:

ADA350037

Title:

Operational Tempo and Army Reserve Unit Personnel Readiness.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-06-05

Pagination or Media Count:

106.0

Abstract:

This study investigates a possible correlation between operational tempo and Army Reserve unit personnel readiness. Operational tempo requires examination because previous studies have discounted the impact of operational tempo. Factors may increase the frequency of Army Reserve mobilizations. Future threats to national security in the post-Cold War era may increase reliance on the flexible manpower capacity that the Army Reserves provide. Budgetary pressure may increase the relative demand for cost-effective reservists. The study examines the relationship between operational tempo and Army Reserve unit personnel readiness by focusing on training, retention, and recruiting. The study surveys economic and non-economic theories that explain variables influencing reservists behavior. Deductions are then formed relating these variables to operational tempo and personnel readiness. Afterwards these deductions are compared with survey results. In conclusion, the study finds that there is a correlation between operational tempo and Army Reserve unit personnel readiness and finds concern over the impact of increased operational tempo on personnel readiness.

Subject Categories:

  • Defense Systems
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE