Accession Number : ADA249897

Title :   Reorganization of the Ready Reserve Force - A Necessity to Implement the JCS Graduated Mobilization Response as Set Forth in the National Military Strategy for the 1990's,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Vanoekel, Hans J.

Report Date : 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The military strategy of the United States remains heavily dependent on our ability to rapidly deploy and sustain our combat forces in overseas theaters. While sealift must play a prominent role in the strategic mobility equation, our capability in this critical area has steadily declined to the point where it may no longer be able to support our global war plans. From a logistics support perspective, this paper analyzes one aspect of the strategic sealift equation the Ready Reserve Force (RRF). A brief description of the RRF and discussion of its current status are included. Even though there have been several successes in the RRF in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, it is far from being able to provide the required sealift for future contingencies. After pointing out some of the limitations of the RRF, the paper will present four steps that will greatly improve the RRF to establish an efficient, credible and effective force for the movement of supplies to sustain long-term combat operations abroad. Ready Reserve Force, Strategic Sealift, RRF, Mobility.

Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS SUPPORT, *COMBAT SUPPORT, *MARINE TRANSPORTATION, *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *MILITARY RESERVES, *COMBAT READINESS, COMBAT FORCES, MILITARY STRATEGY, MOBILITY, OVERSEAS, SUPPLIES, UNITED STATES, WARFARE, LIMITATIONS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE