Accession Number : AD0780006

Title :   Toward A More Ready Reserve.

Descriptive Note : Student essay,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Zabych, Michael N.

Report Date : 19 OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : During a national emergency, the US will require rapid mobilization of the Reserve forces to augment the strength of the active Army. Reduced strength of all Army components during the past four years has resulted in a diminished war deterrence capability by ground forces. The trend has occurred during a period when principle adversaries have modernized, improved, and increased their war-making potential. The nation's leaders must take measures to improve defense posture by maintaining an effective active Army that is supported by a truly ready reserve, a reserve that can be mobilized quickly and possesses the trained personnel necessary for any contingency mission. This essay is intended to uncover deficiencies at the 'grassroots' level of the Army Reserve and recommend positive courses of action for improved reserve readiness. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MILITARY RESERVES, *ARMY TRAINING, EFFICIENCY, MILITARY EQUIPMENT, MOBILIZATION, NATIONAL DEFENSE, COMBAT READINESS.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE