Training a Priority National Guard Tank Battalion: (Effectiveness of Training With an eSBn)
AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
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The National Guard has a more viable role now then ever seen before. Is the National Guard ready for the next call up Is Active ComponentReserve Component ACRC enhanced Support Battalion eSBn concept effective in training a priority National Guard unit for activation Additionally, how well does the National Guard priority unit compare to a non-priority unit And furthermore, to an active duty unit In Aug of 1990, The 48th Infantry Brigade was alerted for possible activation to round out the 24th Infantry Division during the deployment to operation Desert Shield. By November of 1990, the brigade was placed on active duty. Before the 48th Brigade could deploy to southwest Asia SWA, they first had to complete a Brigade level training exercise at Ft Irwin, California to validate their combat readiness. After almost 90 days of intensive training, the Brigade was not certified for the mission. Based on Desert Shield and Storm, the Senate Armed Services enacted Title XI in 1992. This title states that active headquarters of round-out units would take a vested interest in National Guard priority unit-training programs. In 1996, the enhanced Separate Brigades eSB replaced the round out unit concept. The new eSB concept identified fifteen 15 priority combat brigades within the National Guard. As a result of the Gulf War, Currently over 5000 active duty soldiers serve as coaches, trainers, and mentors to Army National Guard and Reserve units.
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