Deployability in Peacetime
RAND ARROYO CENTER SANTA MONICA CA
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This documented briefing provides formal documentation of work previously undertaken on behalf of the then Chief of Staff of the Army, General Dennis Reimer, and the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Lieutenant General Frederick Vollrath, to examine issues of deployability in peacetime. Army Chief of Staffs initial questions were What is the non- deployable rate using United Status Report USR, wartime criteria and How much does this rate change over time These questions grew from the general perception that the wartime non-deployable rate is on the order of 4 percent, whereas the peacetime non-deployable rates being reported at the time the questions were raised were substantially higher. That led to a concern about whether the rate changes over time and, in particular, from the point shortly before a unit is notified of the deployment to shortly thereafter. The research in this documented briefing was conducted in 1998-1999 for Stabilization Forces SFORs 4-7. It reflects Army policies and deployment guidelines in effect at that time. Our research indicated that the USR wartime non-deployable rate at the deploying installations was indeed in the 4 percent range, and that it did not change much over time.
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