Deployment of the National Guard: Mobilization in Confusion
Strategy Research Project
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The current mobilizations of the Reserve Forces of the United States in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom have been attenuated with serious problems caused by a weak and outdated mobilization plan. Historically, American military efforts for large scale mobilization of its reserves and conscript generated forces have never occurred smoothly and resolving the problems have taken considerable time. The current set of mobilizations have fared no better and the problem continues to be solved through multiple adjustments to National and Forces Command policies causing confusion and frustration within both active training units and the reserve forces. This project examines historical mobilization efforts of the latter half of the 20th Century and the most common problems of the current mobilizations specifically as it applies to the National Guard. The research reveals a definite disconnect between the U.S. Armys intended mobilization process and end state, and the activities within the states using New York as an example.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics