Manning Army National Guard Units for Deployment
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Reliance on the Army National Guard ARNG to meet the Armys needs in the Global War on Terrorism since 911 has transformed the ARNG from a strategic reserve to an operational force. The Army developed the Force Generation ARFORGEN model as a way to generate ready forces from all three Army components to meet global force requirements. However, the protracted Global War on Terrorism has compounded the Army National Guards ability to meet personnel requirements for deploying units. The ARNG must develop and implement systems to increase the availability of deployable Soldiers and cross-level Soldiers to meet future needs based on the ARFORGEN model. This paper examines the shortage of available personnel in ARNG Brigade Combat Teams BCTs just prior to mobilization and the National Guards ability to increase the BCTs available personnel from 65 to 100 available. Current policies for filling deploying units are resulting in negative effects for later deploying units and Soldiers. The Department of the Army and the National Guard Bureau must work together to change the current system to increase the availability of Soldiers and meet future personnel needs based on the AFORGEN model.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Unconventional Warfare