Accession Number : AD0760497

Title :   One Army: From Concept to Reality.

Descriptive Note : Student essay,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Smith, Gorman C.

Report Date : 20 FEB 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : A major element of the Nixon administration's 'National Strategy of Realistic Deterrence' is a 'Total Force' approach that places increased reliance on Reserve and National Guard Forces. A major reorganization of the Army announced in January, 1973, has as one of its goals increasing the readiness of reserve components. The report identifies the major obstacles to reserve unit readiness: shortage of people; lack of equipment; inadequate facilities; limited time; and, most serious, lack of effective management by unit commanders. Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *MILITARY RESERVES, COMBAT READINESS, PLANNING, OPERATIONAL READINESS, DETERRENCE.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE