Accession Number:

ADA478314

Title:

The Army Reserve Meeting Homeland Security Obligations Amidst Transformation

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-02-29

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

The United States Army Reserve is undergoing tremendous change during transformation to include Base Closure and Realignment BRAC. It is closing 176 reserve centers, occupying 125 new joint reserve centers disestablishing ten Regional Readiness Commands RRCs and three Regional Readiness Groups, and establishing four Regional Readiness Sustainment Commands and restructuring several Operational and Functional Commands. During transformation, the Army Reserve will dissolve RRC alignment with the ten Federal Emergency Management Agency regions, activate several sustainment and combat support commands to support Army Force Generation ARFORGEN, and field the Future Combat Systems within the next ten years to meet operational reserve requirements. The Army Reserve can meet its obligation for Homeland Security through the foreseeable future, but must guard against creating capability shortfalls during transformation. This paper will examine the challenges and provide some recommendations that can ensure and enhance its ability to provide civil support when the Nation calls.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Civil Defense

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE