Accession Number : ADA310859

Title :   Restructuring the Army National Guard Combat Divisions: Issues and Implications.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Carlow, Leslie G.

PDF Url : ADA310859

Report Date : 15 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : Force structure issues have been at the forefront of public debate especially since the Commission on Roles and Missions (CORM) of the Armed Forces released their report in May 1995. Much debate centers on the CORM recommendation to eliminate forces with low priority tasks or reorganize them to fill force shortfalls in higher priority areas. As an example, the CORM offered that the eight Army National Guard (ARNG) combat divisions could be used to fill Total Army shortfalls in combat support (CS) and combat service support (CSS) requirements. The CORM suggested this would still leave excess combat spaces that should be eliminated from the Active or Reserve Components. This paper examines issues relevant to force structure decisions and supports the CORM in that the ARNG combat divisions should be used to fix the CS/CSS force structure shortfalls. The paper also posits that the remaining ARNG combat divisions are relevant to maintaining an affordable cost-effective Total Army.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL GUARD, *MODIFICATION, *ARMY PLANNING, *ORGANIZATION THEORY, *MILITARY DOWNSIZING, WARFARE, DECISION MAKING, COMBAT SUPPORT, SHORTAGES.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE