Accession Number : ADA320288

Title :   Reserve Component Linguists in Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations.

Corporate Author : RAND ARROYO CENTER SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Sortor, Ronald E.

PDF Url : ADA320288

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The Reserve Components (RC) supply 95 percent of the Army's wartime capability in civil affairs (CA) and 75 percent in psychological operations (PSYOP). While fairly well manned in terms of total personnel, these units are far short of the required number of linguists. In 1995, less than 10 percent of the RC language requirements in CA and PSYOP units could have been met with personnel possessing even elementary proficiency. To determine why this shortfall developed, the analysis discussed in this briefing looked into the retention, proficiency, and utilization of RC linguists in CA and PSYOP units.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY RESERVES, *CIVIL AFFAIRS, *PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS, *LINGUISTICS, REPRINTS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, HUMAN RESOURCES, JOB TRAINING, OPERATIONAL READINESS, MANPOWER UTILIZATION, RECRUITING, PROFICIENCY, PERSONNEL RETENTION.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE