Accession Number : ADA328089

Title :   America's Army Reserve - A Bridge to 2010: A Systems Approach.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Mijocevic, Hans

PDF Url : ADA328089

Report Date : 15 MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : As our Nation rushes into the twenty-first century America's Army will continue to play a critical role. As a member of America's joint warfighting team, we will continue to provide our unique core attribute of dominating and sustaining events on land into year 2010 and beyond. America's Army is comprised of the active component, two reserve components (RC) (United States Army Reserve and Army Reserve National Guard) and the Department of the Army civilian workforce. Nowhere, do you get a better snapshot of American society, its ideals and more importantly it's diversity. The key remains confidence! Operational art is evolving to the reality that significant mindsets must change to meet the dynamic and lethal challenges across the full spectrum of required capabilities in the next century. While space, time, and forces continue to influence the operational and tactical commanders sandbox, the factor of 'time' will always be the fulcrum of application and decision-making. Current access, command and control, and redundant overhead only adds to the 'fog' when applying reserve component capabilities into the operational decision-making matrix. The question is not whether we will use the RC, but how to best integrate their capabilities into tomorrow's spectrum of challenges and reduce the bureaucratic impediments (fog not needed) therefore placing confidence in the gaining commanders essential planning factor of 'time'. Combining the two reserve components, will help.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY RESERVES, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), NATIONAL GUARD, DEPLOYMENT, MILITARY STRATEGY, DECISION MAKING, HUMAN RESOURCES, ARMY PERSONNEL, MOBILIZATION, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, MANPOWER, ARMY, MILITARY COMMANDERS, DEFENSE PLANNING.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE