Accession Number : ADA308899

Title :   Future Role and Structure of the Force XXI National Guard.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Hooper, Travis L. ; Bonin, John A.

PDF Url : ADA308899

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Preparation of the ground force build-up prior to DESERT STORM revealed severe deficiencies in National Guard 'Roundout' brigades training readiness. None of the three brigades which underwent an intensive 180 day train up were declared 'combat ready' prior to the outbreak of hostilities. This paper reviews the causes for the failure of National Guard maneuver brigades to maintain their training proficiency. It examines whether or not the policy of fielding combat National Guard brigade size units is realistic given the performance expectations of Force XXI. The paper outlines possible solutions which allows the National Guard to continue to play a valuable role in our nation's defense and at the same time fulfill an historic position within our country's citizenry.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL GUARD, *DEPLOYMENT, *MOBILIZATION, *COMBAT READINESS, *MILITARY TRAINING, *DEFENSE PLANNING, MILITARY OPERATIONS, MILITARY RESERVES, OPERATIONAL READINESS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, THESES, MISSIONS, DEFICIENCIES, MANEUVERS, TIMELINESS, MILITARY PLANNING, PROFICIENCY.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE