Accession Number : AD0767351

Title :   Can the Reserve Survive in the Volunteer Army.

Descriptive Note : Student essay,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Ginn,Louis H. , III

Report Date : 01 OCT 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : As the Active Army moves toward a Modern Volunteer Army, there is great concern as to the Reserve Components' ability to maintain their strength without the motivation of the draft on Reserve enlistments. This paper begins by examining the Report of the President's Commission on an All-Volunteer Armed Force, looks into the significant studies made by the Army and various other agencies and persons relating to the Reserve in a zero draft environment, and finally analyzes a Reserve survey concerning Reservists' likes and dislikes about the program. The paper concludes that the Reserve can survive in the All-Volunteer Army with (1) a modest set of monetary incentives, (2) the true adoption of the one army concept, (3) an enlightened reorganization policy, and (4) the improvement of Reserve units through better leadership. The last conclusion is felt to be the most important. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MILITARY RESERVES, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT), MOTIVATION, ORGANIZATIONS

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE