Accession Number : ADA326474

Title :   Redefining the Role of National Guard Divisions in the Strategy of Engagement and Enlargement.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Wilson, George W.

PDF Url : ADA326474

Report Date : 25 MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : The Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) is the latest in a series of initiatives designed to capture a post Cold War peace dividend, through restructuring and downsizing U.S. military forces. Among the major issues to be resolved is the future role for the National Guard divisions in the force structure mix. This paper applies two conceptual models, one for force structure assessment and another for total mission capabilities, to examine the appropriate role for the National Guard divisions. The thesis developed in the paper is that the eight National Guard divisions are essential to the U.S. military strategy but must be restructured to maximize their utility within the total force.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL GUARD, *MILITARY CAPABILITIES, *MILITARY DOWNSIZING, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MILITARY STRATEGY, NATIONAL SECURITY, MOBILIZATION, COMBAT READINESS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, THREAT EVALUATION, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, PEACEKEEPING, OPERATIONS OTHER THAN WAR.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE