Accession Number : ADA138764

Title :   Problems in Alerting and Preparing Army Reservists for Mobilization.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA138764

Report Date : 27 Feb 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The Army's system for alerting members of National Guard and Reserve units in the event of mobilization needs improvements. The primary document the Army will use to notify reservists--the unit alert roster--is inadequate for locating many reservists quickly. Approximately 22 percent of Army Guard and Reserve personnel with early mobilization schedules may not be notified and assembled promptly because of missing or incorrect phone numbers and addresses. In addition some reservists may not be prepared because they have not received information needed to help put their personal affairs in order. GAO recommends specific improvements the Army should make to correct these problems. The Army has agreed and is taking positive steps to address our concerns. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Military reserves, *National guard, *Mobilization, Military Forces(United States), Operational readiness, Army planning, Scheduling, Management planning and control, Manpower, Human resources, Resource management, Personnel management

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE