Accession Number : ADA194546

Title :   The Reserve Component Strategic Option.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Kowalewski, Edward S

PDF Url : ADA194546

Report Date : 31 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : The use of Reserve Component units for OCONUS training has brought a new force option to today's military strategist. This paper examines that option through an analysis of its development in United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) and is presented from the perspective of the Commander-in-Chief, United States Southern Command (CINCSO). The study focuses on: (1) the mission faced by the CINCSO; (2) an analysis of CINCSO's organizational assets; (3) a historical review of U.S. policy toward Latin America; (4) a current evaluation of U.S. policy in the areas of defense, economics, world order, and ideological interests; (5) the increased responsibility of the CINC's as a result of the Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986; and (6) an analysis of the Reserve Component training program in SOUTHCOM. These factors will form the basis for the conclusions and recommendations found at the end of this paper. Lastly, it is the intent of the author to provide a framework on which to build a more responsive Reserve Force and to prepare it for its expanded role in the 21st Century.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY RESERVES, *MILITARY STRATEGY, *ARMY OPERATIONS, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, ECONOMICS, GLOBAL, LATIN AMERICA, TRAINING, UNITED STATES, DEPLOYMENT

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE