Accession Number : AD0760504

Title :   The Role of the Army National Guard in Support of the Strategy of Flexible Response.

Descriptive Note : Student essay,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Dronet, Curney J.

Report Date : 16 OCT 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The basic question is whether the Army National Guard can attain and maintain a readiness posture that would enable it to respond to a mobilization call in support of the Strategy of Flexible Response. The essay presents a survey of the responsiveness of the Militia/Army National Guard to the National Strategy from the Revolutionary War to the present with particular focus on the responsiveness to the Flexible Response Strategy during the Sixties. An analysis of the readiness posture of the contemporary Army National Guard is drawn with conclusions that the Army Guard will be able to response to the National Strategy providing that personnel manning does not develop into a major constraint. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL DEFENSE, *MILITARY RESERVES, OPERATIONAL READINESS, MOBILIZATION, ARMY TRAINING, DEPLOYMENT, COMBAT READINESS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE