"Always an Airman": Enhancing the USAF Reserve's Continuum of Service
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The momentum to strengthen the Continuum of Service concept within the Department of Defense and the services has steadily increased over the last 10 years. Varying programs, initiatives, and processes have been created by each of the services with the intent of easing a military members transition through the different active, reserve, and civilian duty statuses. The U.S. Air Force and U.S. Air Force Reserve have made great progress towards that end. Major initiatives involving the consolidation of personnel and pay systems within the U.S. Air Force, as well as the creation of websites that provide additional information regarding this concept are currently underway. There are additional opportunities that could advance the USAF Reserves CoS effort even further. The intent of this strategic research paper is to do just that identify programs, processes, concepts, or modifications of current policy that could potentially improve the current USAF Reserve CoS effort. This will be accomplished by analyzing the following 1 past USAF and USAF Reserve CoS initiatives 2 CoS initiatives currently employed by the United States Army, United States Navy, and United States Marine Corps that could be incorporated into the USAF Reserve CoS 3 programs from other foreign military organizations that manage CoS-type personnel systems and 4 human resource programs at select corporations and companies in the private sector that utilize a CoS-type concept to manage their full-time and part-time work forces.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations