Accession Number : ADA315949

Title :   Conference on Force Integration: Seeking Better Reserve Component Capability and Credibility.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Nov 95-May 96,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Hawkins, Charles F. ; Brinkerhoff, John R. ; Horowitz, Stanley A.

PDF Url : ADA315949

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : The Commission on Roles and Missions of the Armed Forces has suggested that integration and cooperation between the Active Components (AC) and the Reserve Components (RC) of the military would yield more effective support from the Reserve Component. A group of representatives from the DoD, the Army, the Army National Guard, and IDA met in November of 1995 to explore how to bring more capability and credibility to the RC. This document presents background information on the conference's two main topics: Army RC combat unit training and ACIRC integration in the Army before summarizing activities during and outcomes of the conference. The conference consisted of opening presentations and discussion, followed by working group sessions. The presentations were on (1) the development of the enhanced brigade training strategy and (2) an IDA-developed model for estimating the post-mobilization/pre-deployment training time necessary for RC combat brigades and battalions. One of the working groups addressed heavy and infantry brigade pre-deployment training and the time required to train for certain roles and missions. The other group looked at how integration affects the capability and credibility of RC combat units. Though participants drew no formal conclusions, consensus was reached on several issues about training, readiness, and integration.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY RESERVES, *SYMPOSIA, *COMBAT READINESS, *INTEGRATION, *MILITARY CAPABILITIES, *ACTIVE DUTY, *PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT, NATIONAL GUARD, MILITARY STRATEGY, BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, MILITARY TRAINING, ARMY OPERATIONS, COMBAT FORCES.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE