Accession Number : ADA295361

Title :   Army National Guard: Combat Brigades' Ability to be Ready for War in 90 Days is Uncertain.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA295361

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : The war-fighting readiness of Army National Guard combat brigades may be more critical today than ever before. Changing defense needs due to the end of the Cold War and budgetary constraints have increased reliance on Guard combat brigades and on their ability to deploy within 90 days of mobilization to any number of regional conflicts. However, deficiencies revealed during the brigades' mobilization for the Persian Gulf War raised questions about the training strategies used and the time required to be ready to deploy. Accordingly, the Chairmen and Ranking Minority Members of the Subcommittee on Military Readiness and the Subcommittee on Military Personnel, House Committee on National Security asked GAO to determine whether (1) the Bold Shift training strategy has enabled combat brigades to meet peacetime training goals, (2) the advisers assigned to the brigades are working effectively to improve training readiness, and (3) prospects of having the brigades ready for war within 90 days are likely. pg3. JMD

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *NATIONAL GUARD, *ARMY OPERATIONS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, WARFARE, NATIONAL SECURITY, STRATEGY, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, TRAINING, PERSIAN GULF, MOBILIZATION, COMBAT READINESS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, SHIFTING, COLD WAR, ARMY, WARTIME.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE