Accession Number : ADA309033

Title :   Changing Paradigms: U.S. Army Reserve Mobilization in the Twenty-First Century.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Schaer, Stephen D.

PDF Url : ADA309033

Report Date : 11 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The United States Army is undergoing a revolution in military affairs which is radically affecting the operating tempo of the United States Army Reserve (USAR). The increased demands on the Contingency Force Package(CFP) Reserve units will require a sea change in mobilization and readiness paradigms in order to effect a seamless marriage of Army Reserve CS/CSS units with the Active Component combat forces. This study explores some of the lessons learned from Operation Desert Shield/Storm and their applicability to current USAR force structure and policy. Further, this study evaluates whether lessons learned have been fully applied to policy and procedural changes in mobilization planning for the reserves. Recommendations are made for organization culture and procedural changes to improve readiness and responsiveness of mobilizing USAR units.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY RESERVES, *MOBILIZATION, *COMBAT READINESS, *ARMY PLANNING, *COMBAT FORCES, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY OPERATIONS, IRAQ, POLICIES, LESSONS LEARNED, MODELS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, PLANNING, CULTURE.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE