Accession Number : ADA331734

Title :   Army Reserve Component Restructure: Does the Canadian Model Have Validity for US Army Reserve Components?

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis 4 Aug 96-6 Jun 97

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : MacIntyre, J. P.

PDF Url : ADA331734

Report Date : 06 JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 151

Abstract : This study examines variables of restructure of U.S. Army Reserve Components (RCs) consisting of Army National Guard (ARNG) and United States Army Reserves (USAR), as compared to the model adopted in 1995-1997 by the Army Reserve of the Canada. The author is aware of problems this restructure generates, as he drafted the Land Force Atlantic Area (LFAA) Reserve Restructure Proposal which formed the basis for the Canadian Land Force Command (LFC) (Army) Reserve Restructure Directive. The RC restructure will be an important factor in the reorganization of western armies as Active Components (AC) draw down. The burden in meeting international and domestic commitments of western militaries by the governments makes RC involvement in military operations increasingly necessary. With the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact, the US Army is under pressure to reduce heavy forces, yet meet growing numbers of Military Operations Other Than War (MOOTW) missions dominant in current theaters. Since RC restructure principles adopted by Canada may have application for the US Army RCs. the study examines roles, organizations, and missions of both country's RCs. Methods of reorganization adopted by Canada are analyzed against these organizations to determine if they have application for either US Army RC. Basic roles of Reserves of both nations are similar. Therefore it is reasonable to assume many parts of the restructure process are applicable to both. The focus is to determine which Canadian factors could be applied to US RCs. The study concludes that specific and general principles of the Canadian model have merit for application within the US RCs. In order for the Army to meet domestic and international missions, it will be necessary for federal and state governments to reach further concensus on the structure of these Total Force Army elements. The study recommends the Canadian mode

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL GUARD, *ARMY, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY OPERATIONS, MILITARY RESERVES, CANADA.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE