Accession Number : ADA311164

Title :   Reserve Component Programs. Fiscal Year 1995 Report of the Reserve Forces Policy Board.

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA311164

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 180

Abstract : During Fiscal Year 1995, the Active and Reserve components focused on further integration into the joint environment. The issue of accessibility and availability of Reserve component forces should diminish considerably in view of the recent use of the Presidential Selected Reserve Call-up authority for operations in Haiti and Bosnia. The President exhibited a high degree of confidence and acknowledged a need for the Guard and Reserve by executing the Presidential Selected Reserve Call-up authority. After 25 years of Total Force evolution, the integration of the Reserve components into the planning process of the Active components has virtually become an accepted part of military culture. In the past, the Guard and Reserve were viewed by the Military Services as 'assisting' the Active components. Today, they 'permit' the Military Services and Commanders in Chief to accomplish their missions. This positive attitude toward and demonstrated need for the Reserve components will further enhance the Total Force evolution well into the 21st Century. The Reserve components are active participants in facing the wide spectrum of new challenges to national security. They must be capable, accessible, affordable, and relevant. The Reserve components unquestionably demonstrated these four imperatives as evidenced by their involvement in such overseas locations as Somalia, Rwanda, Sinai, Panama, Haiti, and Bosnia. Additionally, numerous domestic crises were supported with Guard and Reserve resources. Reserve units and individual programs adequately funded, trained, and equipped offer the American taxpayer 'compensating leverage.' Compensating leverage is a new strategic partnership which provides mission ready and accessible forces to help defend Americans at home and abroad, not only during war but also during peacetime-an affordable 'bang for the buck.'

Descriptors :   *MILITARY RESERVES, *POLICIES, *MILITARY CAPABILITIES, *MILITARY PLANNING, *FINANCE, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), NATIONAL GUARD, MILITARY FACILITIES, NATIONAL SECURITY, EMERGENCIES, COST EFFECTIVENESS, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, MILITARY EQUIPMENT, AVAILABILITY, INTEGRATION, MISSIONS, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, ACCESS, ACTIVE DUTY, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, LIVING STANDARDS, MILITARY DOWNSIZING, LIMITED WARFARE.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Military Forces and Organizations

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