Accession Number:

ADA499388

Title:

A Full-Time Workforce for an Operational Army National Guard

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-03-30

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The events of 911 accelerated the transformation of the Army National Guard from a strategic reserve to what many now call an operational reserve, yet a corresponding change to the full-time workforce has not been realized. It remains a workforce consisting largely of dual-status military technicians and Active Guard and Reserve soldiers, augmented by a small non-dual-status civilian sector that has not changed in numbers for 40 years. It is a workforce that is sufficient for one sector of the Army National Guard, the Modified Table of Organization and Equipment units or deployable organizations, but is wholly inadequate for another sector the larger headquarters and other nondeployable organizations. This project looks at the history of the full-time workforce in the Army National Guard, its current mix of civilian and military technicians and Active Guard and Reserve soldiers, and the difficulties that composition poses for the large, nondeployable organizations. Finally, the paper makes a recommendation as to how best to base the arrangement of technicians in the full-time workforce to meet the needs of todays operational Army National Guard.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE