Accession Number:

ADA533402

Title:

Assessing the Structure and Mix of Future Active and Reserve Forces: Effectiveness of Total Force Policy During the Persian Gulf Conflict

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND NATIONAL DEFENSE RESEARCH INST SANTA MONICA CA

Report Date:

1992-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

108.0

Abstract:

The Persian Gulf Conflict provided the first major test of Total Force Policy. It was the first large scale call-up and use of reserve forces since the Korean War the first major conflict under the Department of Defenses DoD Total Force Policy and the first call-up using the new authority to access reserves provided by the Congress in 1976. Consequently, Operation Desert Shield Storm ODSS provides unique empirical data about calling up, mobilizing, and deploying the reserve military forces that were the products of Total Force Policy. Our approach in evaluating the effectiveness of Total Force Policy in the Persian Gulf Conflict was to focus on the availability and readiness of the reserve components in ODSS.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE