Accession Number : ADA293629

Title :   The Enhanced Readiness Brigade Puzzle: Properly Arranged Pieces can Provide Compensating Leverage to the Future Total Army.

Descriptive Note : Monograph rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MIL ITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Buckley, John C., II

PDF Url : ADA293629

Report Date : 17 DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : This monograph discusses the importance of the Enhanced Readiness Brigades to Total Army missions of the future. Participation on the modern battlefield in a force projection Army will be very difficult for these National Guard Brigades and their leaders considering the current structure and training deficiencies. This monograph examines these problems and proposes solutions that will enable the Enhanced Readiness Brigades to become a viable force for executing either state or federal missions. This monograph first examines the history of the National Guard Roundout Brigades, specifically that the Army designed them for a European scenario versus the Warsaw Pact. Next, this paper discusses the National Guard training environment and its distractions. It continues with an overview of the mobilization of three Roundout Brigades in Operation Desert Storm and the reaction of the U.S. Congress and Army to the perceived failure of the Roundout concept. Then it assesses the adopted solutions to fix this problem, specifically some legislation, Bold Shift, and the Enhanced Readiness Brigade design and mission.

Descriptors :   *ARMY TRAINING, *BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, *COMPENSATION, SCENARIOS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, EUROPE, NATIONAL GUARD, CONGRESS, IRAQ, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, ENVIRONMENTS, TRAINING, MOBILIZATION, OPERATIONAL READINESS, BATTLEFIELDS, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), POSITION FINDING, MISSIONS, DEFICIENCIES, VIABILITY, WARSAW PACT COUNTRIES, ARMY OPERATIONS, LEGISLATION.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE