Accession Number : ADA113096

Title :   Selective Service and the All-Volunteer Force.

Descriptive Note : Professional paper,

Corporate Author : CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA NAVAL STUDIES GROUP

Personal Author(s) : Rostker, Bernard

PDF Url : ADA113096

Report Date : Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : This article argues that the current structure of Selective Service is appropriate for the 1980s. Selective Service as a complement to the All Volunteer Force (AVF) can perform its assigned mission. Registration should be maintained and enforced. There is no need to extend present procedures to pre-mobilization classification. As a substitute for the AVF, a return to conscription will bring a whole new set of problems. The Nation must consider the likely cost and impact of trying to fix the AVF, as compared to the benefits and problems associated with the draft. After full consideration, it may well turn out that the problem foreseen in this paper can be overcome, or are not as serious as the effects of continuing the AVF. However, if we are to change our military manpower procurement policy we need some assurance that the draft will increase our national defense capability.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), *ALL VOLUNTEER, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MANPOWER UTILIZATION, MILITARY FORCE LEVELS, NATIONAL DEFENSE, NATIONAL SECURITY, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, PERSONNEL SELECTION, COSTS, BENEFITS, CIVILIAN POPULATION, RECRUITING, COMPARISON, MILITARY PLANNING, DEFENSE PLANNING

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE