Accession Number : ADA328340

Title :   Joint Reserve Units: A Revolution in (Reserve) Military Affairs?

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Hopkins, Donna L.

PDF Url : ADA328340

Report Date : 05 MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 107

Abstract : As the Armed Forces search for ways to respond to the triple pressures of widening nontraditional commitments, shrinking resources, and congressional pressure for efficiency, the Services and Unified Commanders are relying more upon both joint operations and their reserve components. One logical outgrowth of this search for innovation is the exploratory use of Joint Reserve Units. These units, where organized, are formed of those individuals and units of service reserve components identified as available upon mobilization to unified commands, with some form of full-time support to manage the unit and its employment. Each Combatant Command has taken a slightly different approach to the administration of reserve assets, but it generally is the case that a coherent, centralized, and focused approach to the organization of these individuals and units into a Joint Reserve Unit offers advantages to the commander. There are significant implications for Reserve Component organization and manpower and training policies in the expanding use of reserves in the joint environment, which may augur the beginning of a revolution in (reserve) military affairs.

Descriptors :   *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, MILITARY RESERVES, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, DEPLOYMENT, COST EFFECTIVENESS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, EFFICIENCY, MILITARY PLANNING, DEFENSE PLANNING.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE