Accession Number : ADA326576

Title :   Presidential Selected Reserve Call-Up: Panacea or Poison?

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Morrow, Robert P.

PDF Url : ADA326576

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The Reserve Forces of the United States have historically supported the nation in time of war or national emergency. Today's reduced military structure coupled with our current national military strategy require an increasing dependence upon use of the Reserves in both national emergencies and smaller strategic contingencies. Title 10, USC, section 12304, sometimes called the Presidential Selected Reserve Call-up (PSRC) authorizes the activation of Reserve Forces in support of active forces for operational missions (other than war or national emergencies). The President has invoked the PSRC on three occasions: (1) Desert Shield, (2) Uphold Democracy, and currently (3) Joint Endeavor. Has the PSRC provided the appropriate level of accessibility to Reserve Forces for successful operational missions? What long-term affects will Bosnia-type PSRCs have on the readiness, strength and viability of the Reserve Forces? The purpose of this research is to address these questions, identify strategic concerns regarding the Reserves, and recommend modifications to the current language of the PSRC as well as current Implementation of the statute.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY RESERVES, *COMBAT READINESS, *MANPOWER UTILIZATION, MILITARY HISTORY, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MILITARY STRATEGY, CRISIS MANAGEMENT, EMERGENCIES, OPERATIONAL READINESS, COMBAT SUPPORT, WARTIME, NATIONAL DEFENSE, MILITARY DOWNSIZING, PEACEKEEPING, OPERATIONS OTHER THAN WAR.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE