Accession Number : ADA192498

Title :   U.S. Reserve Component Training in U.S. Southern Command - An Example of Total Army Concept.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Sewell, Thomas K

PDF Url : ADA192498

Report Date : 22 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : The Army's 1989 budget request calls for reductions in the active force and continuation of the build up and modernization of the Army National Guard and Army Reserve. The proposed budget cuts will require us to reevaluate our priorities both in the Department of Defense and in each of our unified commands which maintain essential programs with friendly countries-programs that are vital to our security. The reduction in active component strength will force us to rely more heavily on Reserve Component Forces to accomplish missions once assigned to regular Army units. This study reviews the use of Reserve Component Forces in Central and South America and describes how these forces are utilized to support U.S. Southern Command missions. The study shows how Reserve Component units are used to augment the limited capabilities of U.S. Southern Command while providing units with training that challenges their ability to organize, deploy, sustain themselves and redeploy to the U.S. These exercises are conducted in remote parts of the world and expose our citizen soldiers to the realities of South and Central America. The study briefly reviews the legal debate over deploying National Guard units to Central and South America and provides senior leader assessments concerning this training.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY RESERVES, *ARMY TRAINING, CENTRAL AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, LEADERSHIP, MISSIONS, NATIONAL GUARD, SOUTH AMERICA, STRENGTH(GENERAL), TEST AND EVALUATION, TRAINING, ARMY BUDGETS

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE