Active and Reserve Component Divisional Teaming
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Since the end of the Cold War, the U.S. Army has been faced with numerous reductions in both force structure and funding. To meet this challenge, the Army National Guard has been seeking new ways to work together with Army senior leaders on how to ensure all remaining ARNG units have relevant roles in the National Military Strategy. In particular, Guard divisions have been targeted by the Army for elimination or realignment. A new initiative that will add relevance to Guard divisions is - Teaming, whereby an active division aligns with a similar Guard division to perform mutually supporting roles along the entire spectrum of missions. This study examines how senior leaders envision the application of this teaming initiative and how to overcome many of the significant challenges associated with this concept. Army decision-makers recognize that with the Armys constantly increasing operational tempo, they must rely more on the reserve components. Such initiatives as teaming enable the Army to meet this challenge.
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