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US Army Reserve (USAR) Active Guard Reserve (AGR) Force: Shaping Implications
Civilian Research Project 2009-2010
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The increased operational tempo and multiple deployments by United States Army Reserve USAR units in support of continuous operational engagements since 911 have contributed to the transformation of the Army Reserve from a strategic to an operational force. To support this dynamic transformation, the Chief of the Army Reserve CAR is actively pursuing shaping measures to adjust the structure, personnel management and employment of the USAR Active Guard Reserve AGR force. The current USAR AGR program has evolved over the years and has gone through many changes since its inception in the early 1980s. Originally designed to support a strategic force, adjustments and even total elimination of the AGR program are being considered. This study will discuss the current USAR AGR program from its development, stated objectives, personnel management capabilities, accession process, and the allocation of its AGR Soldiers. It will also highlight the options and initiatives revealed in the Army Reserve Strategy for Full-time Support FTS 2017 study published in September 2008 to increase the effectiveness of the current Full-time support program, and shape the system in the future. In the end, it will propose fundamental changes to the AGR program that when implemented will both enhance the operational capability of the AGR Soldier and increase the warfighting capability of the Army.
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE