Accession Number:

ADA561064

Title:

Is the Army's Reserve Component Imbalanced, Separate and Unequal?

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-03-02

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

This Strategy Research Project argues that the Armys Reserve Component RC is imbalanced, separate, and unequal. The Armys RC is the largest Reserve Component within the Department of Defense DoD, providing 50 percent of the Armys forces and capabilities. Even as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan draw down and the defense budget is about to undergo a significant reduction, the Armys RC will have to be a relevant, efficient, and effective force provider capable of full-spectrum operations into the 21st century. Do the U.S. Army Reserve USAR and the Army National Guard ARNG have the composition necessary to give the Armys Active Component and national leaders more flexibility and more capabilities This paper reviews the USARs and ARNGs history, mission statement, composition, and current posture as RC force providers. The paper also presents two options for enhancing the capabilities, cost effectiveness, and efficiency of the Armys RC.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Humanities and History
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE