Accession Number:

ADA533404

Title:

Assessing the Structure and Mix of Future Active and Reserve Forces: Final Report to the Secretary of Defense

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND NATIONAL DEFENSE RESEARCH INST SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

373.0

Abstract:

Since the founding of the republic, the legislative and executive branches have been debating the appropriate structure and mix of active and reserve military forces. This study is the most recent of many studies the debate has generated. In Section 402 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993, Congress mandated that this study provide comprehensive analytic information that will allow the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to evaluate the mix or mixes of reserve and active forces . . . that are considered acceptable to carry out expected future military operations. The legislation specified key elements to be studied 1 Existing policies and practices for implementing Total Force Policy. 2 The effectiveness of Total Force Policy and practices during the Persian Gulf conflict. 3 A range of possible mixes of active and reserve forces, assuming a range of manning and funding levels, including all active and reserve component missions, with particular emphasis on missions carried out by land forces, and estimating the costs associated with alternative active and reserve force mixes and structures.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE