Planning and Preparing for Training in Reserve Component Units
Final rept. May 2000-Feb 2002
INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
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Anecdotal reports have indicated that weekend drill training events are often delayed or disorganized, leading some to believe that unit commanders and their staffs are ineffective in planning and preparing for weekend training. The present research sought to document the extent of this problem and to identify causes and possible solutions Efforts were focused on a set of units that the authors felt had the most serious training management problems combat service CS and combat service support CSS ground units in the Army National Guard ARNG, the Army Reserve AR, and the Marine Corps Reserve MCR. Although a review of Service publications indicated that doctrine and procedures regarding training and planning did not differ substantially between the Army and the Marines, the interviews of RC personnel and other involved in RC training revealed several problems that need to be addressed E.G., RECRUITING AND RETENTION R2 practices, scant knowledge of training management practices, and lack of proper resources MCR units experienced fewer problems than the Army units, and the authors concluded that the involvement of a full-time inspector and instructor ll in all aspects of training planning and re preparation was the likely reason.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations