Accession Number : ADA282375

Title :   Assessing the Structure and Mix of Future Active and Reserve Forces: Final Report to the Secretary of Defense. Executive Summary.

Descriptive Note : Summary rept.

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Report Date : 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 required that the Secretary of Defense submit to Congress an 'assessment of a wide range of alternatives relating to the structure and mix of active and reserve forces appropriate for carrying out assigned missions in the mid- to late-1990s.' The act specified that the first part of the study be conducted by a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) that is independent of the military departments. RAND's National Defense Research Institute (NDRI) was selected to conduct the assessment. NDRI is an FFRDC sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and the Joint Staff. As required by Section 402 of the act, the objective of the NDRI effort is to assess how alternative force mixes and structures would affect the U.S. military forces' ability to meet national military requirements under projected budget constraints. Congress asked that the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff then' determine, on the basis of the evaluation, the mix or mixes of reserve and active forces included in the independent study that are considered acceptable to carry out expected military missions.'

Descriptors :   *MILITARY RESERVES, *ACTIVE DEFENSE, *POLICIES, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, MIXING, MISSIONS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE