Accession Number : ADA326527

Title :   The United States Army Reserve: A Relevant Force for the Twenty-First Century.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Payne, Henry L.

PDF Url : ADA326527

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : The United States Army continues to experience end strength reductions based on the recommendations of the 1993 Bottom Up Review (BUR). The impact of the 1997 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) will have critical implications for the future military size, force structure, force mix, and the U.S. National Military Strategies for the 21st Century. The relevancy of the United States Army Reserve must not be underestimated during the QDR evaluation. This paper examines mobilizations of the United States Army Reserve beginning with World War 2 to present, recent reorganizations, and improvements for efficiencies in training and readiness. The Total Force Policy adopted in 1973 was favorably demonstrated during the Gulf War and continues to be evident in present Military Operations Other Than War (MOOTW).

Descriptors :   *MILITARY RESERVES, *ARMY PERSONNEL, *MILITARY DOWNSIZING, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MILITARY STRATEGY, POLICIES, MOBILIZATION, COMBAT READINESS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, MANPOWER UTILIZATION, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, ARMY OPERATIONS, ARMY PLANNING, NATIONAL DEFENSE, OPERATIONS OTHER THAN WAR.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE