Accession Number : ADA329822

Title :   Army ROTC: A Strategy for Developing Tomorrow's Army Leadership in an Era of Diminishing Resources

Descriptive Note : Research rept

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Betoney, Charles D.

PDF Url : ADA329822

Report Date : 15 MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : The end of the Cold War has caused a massive restructuring of the Armed Forces and has precipitated nearly unprecedented force structure downsizing based upon the perceived reduced threat to national security. In addition to reshaping the military forces to meet the warfighting and peacekeeping requirements, a new national strategy must include how to man, equip, and train those national defense organizations that remain. This study addresses the need to continue a viable Army ROTC program to produce high quality junior officers as well as maintain a positive, mutually beneficial presence on university and college campuses throughout the nation during what promises to be an era of severely restrained resources. The paper begins with a brief historical look at officer training and moves through the present to the future in how to reshape and refocus Army ROTC to continue a viable, successful on-campus program.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), *LEADERSHIP, *ARMY TRAINING, *RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS, *MILITARY DOWNSIZING, NATIONAL SECURITY, THREATS, COLD WAR, OFFICER PERSONNEL, PEACEKEEPING.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE