Accession Number : ADA328071

Title :   Mountains or Molehills: Permanent Physical Profiles in the Army Reserve.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Gildersleeve, Allen M.

PDF Url : ADA328071

Report Date : 06 MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : This paper responds to a request from the Office of the Army DCSPER to research the impact of permanent physical profiles on the readiness of the Army Reserve components. This research addresses the Army Reserve (USAR) only and does not address the Army National Guard. Baseline data on the extent of permanent physical profiles was gathered from SIDPERS-RC on all Troop Program Unit soldiers of the USAR. From this data were extracted all soldiers of the 88th Regional Support Command (RSC), Minneapolis, MN with permanent physical profiles as indicated by SIDPERS record. This data was further analyzed to determine the nature, extent, and severity of the profiles as well as normalizing the total 88th RSC for extrapolation to the entire USAR unit population. The SIDPERS data was then on-site verified against the soldiers' medical records in six units. Results indicated that the SIDPERS data was remarkably accurate, in the aggregate, in identifying numbers of USAR personnel with permanent physical profiles. Results also indicated that the total permanently profiled population of USAR unit soldiers is only between four and six thousand out of a total population of 201K with 30% of those assigned to non-deploying units. The research concludes that these soldiers have little impact on the mobilization and deployment readiness of the USAR.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL GUARD, *OPERATIONAL READINESS, *PROFILES, *PHYSICAL FITNESS, MILITARY RESERVES, DEPLOYMENT, VERIFICATION, ARMY PERSONNEL, MOBILIZATION, TRACKING, POPULATION, IDENTIFICATION, RECORDS, ARMY.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE