Accession Number : ADA325146

Title :   The CINC and the Citizen-Soldier: Meeting Tomorrow's Challenge.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Pfahler, Markus

PDF Url : ADA325146

Report Date : FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : In today's world the geographic and functional CINCs cannot succeed without the active and effective support of the Reserve Components (RC). America's National Security Strategy of engagement and enlargement, military downsizing, and the Department of Defense's 1995 directive mandating the increased use of the RC to relieve AC OPSTEMPO/PERSTEMPO has resulted in the increased utilization of Reservists. With this shift in emphasis comes increased concerns about accessibility. Operation Desert Shield/Storm and other more recent operations identified problems with RC accessibility. Many argue that initiatives put in place to correct those deficiencies have led to a fully accessible RC. A more guarded opinion is in order. With the CINCs becoming increasingly engaged in peacetime operations and fewer Reservists available to assist, the Reservists that remain are seeing increased employment. This situation could lead to accessibility problems in the future. This paper examines the issues surrounding accessibility and suggests steps the CINCs and the Services can take to improve not only accessibility, but also effective integration of Reservists into the CINC's operations.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY RESERVES, *NATIONAL SECURITY, *MANPOWER UTILIZATION, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY HISTORY, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, PEACETIME, COMBAT READINESS, MANPOWER, PERSONNEL SELECTION, PERSONNEL RETENTION, MILITARY DOWNSIZING.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE