United States Army Reserve Support to Peace Operations
Strategy research project
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The United States must be prepared to respond to smaller-scale contingency operations as the Army continues to integrate the Active and Reserve components into a Total Force. Currently, the Army has too much to do and given the necessity for USAR involvement in smaller-scale contingencies, the time has come to determine how the USAR can best support such operations, especially when the President declares a Presidential Reserve Call-up PRC. Should the USAR provide Troop Program Units TPU, Individual Mobilization Augmentees IMA, Individual Ready Reserves IRR, or some mix of these Using peace operations as an example of one of the many smaller-scale contingencies that the USAR will be called on to support, this study examines the use of reserve forces in response to a PRC. It reviews the requirements for PRCs and describes the types of USAR forces available. Following the analysis of USAR support to peace operations, the study recommends The USAR should support PRCs with enhanced TPU force structure, stabilized IMA positions, increased Drilling IMA authorizations, retention of the IRR Activation Authority as a placeholder for authorized positions, and standard sets of USAR personnel to serve on CINCs staffs.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics