Accession Number:

ADA478632

Title:

An Alternative Full-Time Support Program in the AF Reserve

Descriptive Note:

Strategy Research Project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-03-18

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The Air Force Reserve AFR currently relies primarily on two forms of full time support FTS. These are Air Reserve Technicians ART and Active Guard Reserve AGR. I will demonstrate that the AFR could realize improvements in force development, bureaucratic efficiencies and command relationships by relying on an AGR based FTS structure rather than the ART and AGR mixed structure in use today. A brief description of the current FTS system is provided followed by an analysis of the benefits such a program would provide. Following a look at the benefits, some of the major ART-proponent arguments are analyzed. In so doing, I will demonstrate that there would be no deleterious effects to the Citizen-Airman identity.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE