Accession Number:

ADA476473

Title:

Commission on the National Guard and Reserves: Strengthening America's Defenses in the New Security Environment

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

COMMISSION ON THE NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVES ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

178.0

Abstract:

The Commission on the National Guard and Reserves was established by the Ronald Reagan National Defense Authorization Act of 2005. Congress chartered the 13-member body to conduct a comprehensive, independent assessment of the reserve components of the United States. The purpose of the assessment is expressed in the following mission To identify and recommend changes in policy, law, regulation, and practice to ensure that the National Guard and Reserves are organized, trained, equipped, compensated, and supported to best meet the national security requirements of the United States. The United States Congress has directed the panel to deliver three separate reports to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees An initial organizational report due within 90 days of the Commission s A second report providing our recommendations and supporting analyses on a set of specific legislative proposals bearing predominantly on matters related to the National Guard, no later than A concluding report providing our final assessments, findings, and recommendations, no later than January 31, 2008. The first of these reports, detailing the status of the Commission s organization and the progress of our work, was submitted to the Senate Armed Services Committee, the House Armed Services Committee, and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld on June 5, 2006. The report is available on the Commission s Web site, www.cngr.gov. The report we submit herewith is the second of our three products, and responds to the instructions set forth in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 P.L. 109-364. The law directed the Commission to report to Congress, no later than March 1, 2007, on the advisability and feasibility of 17 proposals bearing mainly on the status and activities of the National Guard Bureau, its Chief, and related matters.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE