Accession Number:

ADA390625

Title:

An Army "Reserve Components Transformation: Strategy for the 21st Century

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-03-25

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

The Army reserve components need a transformation strategy. Army Transformation is underway, focused on sustaining the Legacy Force during transformation, building an Interim Force, and ultimate conversion to an Objective Force. While the Army Transformation strategy incorporates the reserve components generally, there is little specific focus on reserve transformation. The Army National Guard currently has 55 of the Armys combat forces, and together with the Army Reserve, 63 of the Armys combat support units and 68 of its combat service support units. To ensure that Army Transformation contributes a land component to the Total Force that is relevant, responsive, dominant, and capable of helping meet our national security needs in the volatile and uncertain environment of the 21st Century, an Army Reserve Components Transformation must proceed apace with Army Transformation. A Reserve Components Transformation strategy should include initiatives to update, revise and realign the roles and missions of the Guard and Reserve, and to ensure technological and doctrinal advances, and other imperatives necessary for citizen-soldiers to remain a vital asset of The Army and Americas joint forces.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE