Accession Number : ADA251398

Title :   Army National Guard Heavy Forces 2000.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Veach, Jerry L.

Report Date : 20 MAR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : A major issue facing the Department of Defense and Congressional leadership today is determining the right mix and balance of Active Component and Reserve Component units as we resize and restructure to build a smaller Total Force. The focus of our National Military Strategy has moved from a global war scenario to short notice regional contingencies. This refocus places a heavy dependence upon Army National Guard heavy forces to reinforce early deploying active forces. This dependence requires Army National Guard units to maintain a high state of readiness as measured against a common standard applied across the Army. But more importantly, the readiness level and unit capability must be clearly visible to operational planners. The purpose of this study project is to analyze policies and procedures which have had a significant impact on readiness levels and to offer a framework for the development of a long range organizational capabilities based force integration strategy. The study is built on published documents on the subject by key strategic leaders, current doctrine and policies, and a personal interview with BG John F. Kane, Commander, 116th Cavalry Brigade, roundout to the 4th ID (M).

Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY, *NATIONAL GUARD, ARMY, BALANCE, CAVALRY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DOCTRINE, DOCUMENTS, GLOBAL, INTEGRATION, LEADERSHIP, POLICIES, SCENARIOS, STANDARDS, STRATEGY.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE