Accession Number : ADA192421

Title :   Impact of the Goldwater-Nichols Reorganization Act on the U.S. Army Reserve.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Norton, Robert F

PDF Url : ADA192421

Report Date : 29 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : The Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986 is having far-reaching and profound effects on every aspect of the nation'a defense establishment. This study addresses the question: what are the implications in the Act for the U.S. Army Reserve? A glib answer is, none. A closer look, however, reveals at least two areas for consideration. First, the study will examine the relationship of Army Reserve forces to the combatant commands. The Act requires that all forces, less designated exceptions, will be assigned to the unified and specified commands. Is U.S. FORSCOM's command and control of most of the Army Reserve force structure the best way to satisfy the statutory prescription? Second, the study will examine the imperatives of 'jointness' for Army Reserve officers. To what extent should reserve officers be prepared to serve in the joint arena? Are joint assignments feasible for reserve officers? The underlying theme of the study is that the Army and Army Reserve should engage these and related issues in the interest of total force integration and warfighting readiness.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY RESERVES, *ARMY PERSONNEL, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, INTEGRATION, OFFICER PERSONNEL, COMBAT READINESS, ORGANIZATIONS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE