Accession Number : ADA309780

Title :   Reserve Combat Units/Necessary Combat Power.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Vadnais, Gregory J.

PDF Url : ADA309780

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Dramatic changes are progressing in the United States Army designed to meet future readiness, budget and force structure goals. While the active component of the Army has been reduced to ten divisions, reserve component combat forces assigned missions have not been deployed and the combat power contained in the eight guard divisions have been relegated to a strategic hedge. This paper will analyze the history leading to this situation and illustrate that reserve component combat units meet or exceed readiness and mobilization standards. It argues that Guard combat brigades are ready for operational missions and with similar resourcing the Guard divisions can meet readiness criteria which must be included in current force structure plans.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL GUARD, *MILITARY RESERVES, *DEPLOYMENT, *COMBAT READINESS, *ARMY PLANNING, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, MOBILIZATION, OPERATIONAL READINESS, MISSIONS, STANDARDS, COMBAT FORCES.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE