Accession Number : ADA314871

Title :   A Review of U.S. Army Active and Reserve Component Integration.

Descriptive Note : Research rept. Aug 95-Aug 96,

Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Snyder, James L.

PDF Url : ADA314871

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : Since Desert Storm, the U.S. Army has made several efforts to refine the process of more fully integrating their Reserve Components. Among these refinements are: improved mobilization and call-up planning procedures and authorities; better incremental deployment mechanisms; and, enhanced training and readiness initiatives. This has resulted in more viable reserve components, with increased missions in Major Regional Contingencies (MRC) as well as in Operations Other than War (OOTW). Additional progress can be made, however, in the areas of force structure and doctrine as well as in the ever-present culture biases between components. Integrated units made up of elements from both the active and reserve components are necessary to make the goal of a 'seamless' Army a reality by increasing efficiency and effectiveness and leveraging the strengths of all components. Management and use of integrated units requires significant changes to several automation systems. Efforts must continue on breaking down the cultural biases between the components. Habitual training relationships and shared experiences in Operations Other Than War will build the trust and confidence needed during war or national emergency.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY RESERVES, *INTEGRATION, *ACTIVE DUTY, *ARMY PLANNING, MILITARY OPERATIONS, WARFARE, DEPLOYMENT, IRAQ, KUWAIT, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, AUTOMATION, EMERGENCIES, MOBILIZATION, ARMY TRAINING, OPERATIONAL READINESS, STRENGTH(GENERAL).

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE