Accession Number : ADA194090

Title :   The U.S. Army Active Component Advisory Support to the Reserve Components 1903-1988.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Michaud, Robert R

PDF Url : ADA194090

Report Date : 14 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : In his final World War II report as Army Chief of Staff, General Marshall wrote to the Secretary of War that 'probably the most important mission of the Regular Army is to provide the knowledge, the expert personnel, and the installations for training the citizen-soldier, upon whom, in my opinion, the future peace of the world largely depends.' General Marshall's words ring true today; given the total force policy with over half the Army's combat power and two-thirds its combat service support units in the reserve components. Since their authorization in the National Defense Act of 1903, Regular Army advisors have been a vital link with the reserve components. This study reviews the advisory system from its inception in 1903 to today. It discusses the different missions, duties and responsibilities that have been associated with advisors as well as the organizational changes that have taken place.

Descriptors :   *ADVISORY ACTIVITIES, *ARMY PERSONNEL, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, GLOBAL, MILITARY RESERVES, ORGANIZATIONS, PEACETIME, POLICIES, POWER, RINGS, WARFARE, WORDS(LANGUAGE), NATIONAL DEFENSE

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE