Accession Number : ADA309197

Title :   Manning Shortfalls of the Individual Ready Reserves in Providing Combat Support and Combat Service Support Personnel for the Total Army.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Landrum, Larry

PDF Url : ADA309197

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The Total Army has evolved from its conception in the early 1970s into a force dependant upon the reserves to provide supporting units in order to project a force in times of crisis. Operation Desert Storm proved the need for the reserves to deploy Combat Support and Combat Service Support (CS/CSS) units quickly and early. With the smaller Army of the late 1990s, the second order affect of this dependance on reserve support units is the greater requirement placed on the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) to provide pre-trained individual soldiers to both active and reserve CS/CSS units in order for them to deploy. The Army has no other source of personnel to fill these deploying units to the required levels for war. This paper examines why the Army needs CS/CSS IRR soldiers to be trained and ready to assume positions to support the Total Army.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY RESERVES, *ARMY PERSONNEL, *COMBAT SUPPORT, *MANPOWER, *PERSONNEL RETENTION, *SHORTAGES, MILITARY OPERATIONS, MILITARY HISTORY, MILITARY PERSONNEL, DEPLOYMENT, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MOBILIZATION, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, ACTIVE DUTY, MILITARY TRAINING, ARMY BUDGETS, PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT, RETRAINING.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE