Accession Number : ADA289642

Title :   Mobilizing The Air National Guard for the Persian Gulf War: Lessons and New Directions.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL AIRPOWER RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s) : Lightfoot, James E.

PDF Url : ADA289642

Report Date : NOV 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 160

Abstract : During Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm the Air National Guard, along with other reserve components, vindicated Total Force Policy. Whether volunteering or called to active duty, units and members responded with enthusiasm and a high degree of skill and readiness. Air Guard participants maintained the reputation of a world class organization. Most of the Persian Gulf War books and articles printed shortly after the war were descriptive, offering little analysis or direction for the future. With time for thoughtful reflection and analysis, and with greater access to data, more recent works show greater depth. Unfortunately, few enumerate the contributions of America's reserve component forces.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL GUARD, *AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY RESERVES, METHODOLOGY, MILITARY HISTORY, WARFARE, POLICIES, COMMERCE, LESSONS LEARNED, SKILLS, MODELS, PERSIAN GULF, MOBILIZATION, MILITARY DOCTRINE, REPORTS, FORECASTING, CASE STUDIES, ACTIVE DUTY, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, MILITARY LAW.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE