Is There a Need For a Joint Reserve Components Command?
ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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With the fiscal challenges facing the nation and in light of the budget and manpower cuts across the Department of Defense, the military will have to plan on doing more with less. Reliance upon the RC will be greater now than ever before. Not only will the Military Services rely more on the RC but also on Joint operations. The purpose of this paper is to explore the feasibility of establishing a Joint Reserve Components Command JRCC, which would exercise organizational and functional control over the reserve component elements of the United States Armed Forces. This paper will examine the history of the Reserve Components, challenges with joint interoperability and offer an option to overcome those challenges. Further, the proposed organizational structure preserves the integrity and unique abilities of each of the disparate elements.
- Military Forces and Organizations