The Resource Efficiency of Reserve and Guard training has improved since 1974, but more can be done : report to the Congress, by the Comptroller General of the United States

Efficiency of Reserve and Guard training has improved since 1974, but more can be done : report to the Congress, by the Comptroller General of the United States

Label
Efficiency of Reserve and Guard training has improved since 1974, but more can be done : report to the Congress
Title
Efficiency of Reserve and Guard training has improved since 1974, but more can be done
Title remainder
report to the Congress
Statement of responsibility
by the Comptroller General of the United States
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
To assure a swift transition in case of war or national emergency, modern military strategy depends on the Selected Reserves to quickly augment the Active Forces with skilled reservists. The ability of the Selected Reserves to perform is questionable because of critical manpower weaknesses, two of which are the shortage of qualified people and high turnover rates. The use of training time directly affects Reserves' qualifications, personnel shortages, high turnover rates, and readiness. The review of Reserve training was based mostly on questionnaires mailed to reservists and unit commanders, and the results were compared to those of a 1974 review. Until the Department of Defense makes substantive changes in how training time is spent, it is unlikely that conditions will improve. Although skills and opportunities for mission training in official jobs vary widely among units and members, nearly all reservists are required to attend the same number of drill sessions and active duty each year. However, since the 1974 review, idleness has decreased from 22 percent of drill time to 11 percent. The survey indicates that the more time reservists spend training or working in their official jobs, the more satisfied they are with the drill and active-duty training programs. In the current study, 79 percent of the unit commanders said their members needed more training, as opposed to 47 percent in 1974. One way to provide the needed training is to assign more of the responsibility for it to the Active Forces. Another way training could be improved is to increase the length of active duty and reduce the length of drill time. Any new approach must offer enough incentives for reservists to become fully qualified to perform their official jobs
Cataloging source
AD#
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • United States
  • Military education
  • United States
  • Armed Forces
  • Armed Forces
  • Military education
  • United States
Label
Efficiency of Reserve and Guard training has improved since 1974, but more can be done : report to the Congress, by the Comptroller General of the United States
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "FPCD-79-59."
  • "B-179230."
  • July 30, 1979
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
vii, 71 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Hein Online
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)640621020
  • (OCoLC)ocn640621020
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirement: Adobe Acrobat reader
Label
Efficiency of Reserve and Guard training has improved since 1974, but more can be done : report to the Congress, by the Comptroller General of the United States
Publication
Note
  • "FPCD-79-59."
  • "B-179230."
  • July 30, 1979
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
vii, 71 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Hein Online
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)640621020
  • (OCoLC)ocn640621020
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirement: Adobe Acrobat reader

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