Accession Number : AD0775480

Title :   An All-Volunteer Armed Force: A Vital Component, not an Alternative.

Descriptive Note : Student essay,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Porter, Carter E.

Report Date : 01 OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The study examines military training to meet the varying levels of mobilization requirements. The author contends that the optimum balance between cost, strength, and public support can best be achieved with a combination of: (1) a highly-paid volunteer force of career 'regulars', (2) a backup, active defense force of short-term volunteers or draftees, (3) a strong reserve, (4) a short Universal Military Training and Classification program, and (5) an optional Universal National Service Program.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY RESERVES, MILITARY TRAINING.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE