Accession Number : ADA313075

Title :   Re-Looking Sacred Cows: The Eight National Guard Combat Divisions.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis 2 Aug 95-7 Jun 96,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Clayburn, Eric G.

PDF Url : ADA313075

Report Date : 07 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 129

Abstract : The Cold War has ended and the Department of Defense has just completed a Bottom-Up Review. This thesis looks at what role the National Guard and in particular the force structure that the eight divisions will play in the national security strategy. The force structure of the divisions are deemed by some to be excess. This force structure does not have a current wartime mission. This thesis analyzes the Bottom-Up Review, Roles and Mission Study, the force structure of the National Guard and the federal and state missions required of these forces. The results of the thesis determined that the force structure of the National Guard is improperly allocated. This improper allocation and the failure to assign valid missions to all of the forces of the National Guard leads many to believe that there is excess force structure within the National Guard. There is a shortage of CS and CSS units that has been identified by the recently completed Total Army Analysis. Some of the force structure of the National Guard divisions should be converted and assigned these missions. The remaining divisions are required to accomplish post-mobilization training of the enhanced brigades and military support to civilian authorities.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL GUARD, *MILITARY CAPABILITIES, *DIVISION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, *ARMY PLANNING, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY STRATEGY, NATIONAL SECURITY, MILITARY ASSISTANCE, ARMY TRAINING, COMBAT SUPPORT, BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, THESES, LIMITATIONS, MISSIONS, COMBAT FORCES.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE