Accession Number:

ADA592820

Title:

Army National Guard Brigade Combat Teams: Future Structure and Roles

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION GEORGE BUSH SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC SERVICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-04-12

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

Over the last decade, the Army National Guard ARNG witnessed a dramatic transition from being an occasionally employed strategic reserve to becoming part of the Operational Force. The ARNGs 28 Brigade Combat Teams have achieved a level of readiness and compatibility with the Active Component not previously seen. As the demand for forces decreases due to reduced contingency operations overseas and continuing budgetary concerns, the ARNG will have to clarify the most appropriate future structure, roles, and missions for its combat brigades. This paper suggests a framework to ensure that ARNG BCTs remain ready and capable to provide both the strategic depth and operational flexibility required to meet the Armys needs in the 21st Century.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Civil Defense
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE