Accession Number : ADA326589

Title :   The Citizen-Soldier Concept: Romantic Tradition to Pragmatic Exigency.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Graham, John M.

PDF Url : ADA326589

Report Date : 14 MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : The citizen soldier has been a mainstay of military power since the earliest European settlement in what is today the United States. Current demands on the citizen soldier are greater than ever. Military operations are faster, more frequent, more varied, and more demanding. The citizen soldier concept is a romantic tradition that has lost some of its romance as it has become more essential to support a National Military Strategy of Flexible and Selective Engagement. This paper traces the activation of the United States Army Reserve medical soldiers in Operation Joint Endeavor to illustrate the citizen soldiers' evolving role. Challenges that face today's citizen soldiers are identified and changes are suggested to update the citizen soldier concept.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY RESERVES, *MILITARY STRATEGY, *MILITARY MEDICINE, MILITARY HISTORY, DEPLOYMENT, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, ARMY PERSONNEL, MANPOWER UTILIZATION, COMBAT SUPPORT, ARMY OPERATIONS, MEDICAL PERSONNEL, MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES, PEACEKEEPING, OPERATIONS OTHER THAN WAR.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE