The Resource Reserve Forces: Army National Guard's Role, Organization, and Equipment Need to be Reexamined

Reserve Forces: Army National Guard's Role, Organization, and Equipment Need to be Reexamined

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Reserve Forces: Army National Guard's Role, Organization, and Equipment Need to be Reexamined
Title
Reserve Forces: Army National Guard's Role, Organization, and Equipment Need to be Reexamined
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Language
eng
Summary
The significant use of Army National Guard forces for overseas and homeland missions since September 11, 2001 has resulted in declining readiness, weakening the Army National Guard's preparedness for future missions and indicating that DOD's business model for the Army National Guard is unsustainable and needs to be reassessed. The current heavy reliance on the Army National Guard for overseas operations represents a fundamental change from the Guard's planned role as a strategic reserve force whose principal role was to deploy in the later stages of a major conflict if needed. Under this model, which still governs how resources are provided to the Guard, the majority of Army National Guard combat forces are only provided with 65 to 74 percent of the people and 65 to 79 percent of the equipment needed to conduct their assigned wartime missions. Units are generally expected to receive additional personnel, training, and equipment during a mobilization period before deploying to support military operations. However, for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, combatant commanders have required the Army National Guard to provide large numbers fully manned and equipped units to conduct stability operations on an ongoing basis. To meet these demands, the Army National Guard has transferred thousands of personnel and equipment from nondeployed units to support deploying units. As a result, the preparedness of nondeployed units for future missions is declining, and DOD's strategy of transferring large numbers of equipment and personnel among units is showing signs of increased stress. The declining readiness of nondeployed units could also make it more difficult for the Guard to respond to homeland security and disaster response missions. Importantly, DOD has not developed a system for measuring the Guard's preparedness for such missions
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  • Walker, David M
  • GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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  • National guard
  • Military reserves
  • Army personnel
  • National defense
  • Military organizations
  • Army operations
  • Stability
  • Homeland security
  • Overseas
  • Army equipment
  • Missions
  • Iraq
  • Commerce
  • Disasters
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Intelligence
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Reserve Forces: Army National Guard's Role, Organization, and Equipment Need to be Reexamined
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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29 pages
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online
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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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Hein Online
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  • (OCoLC)74280518
  • (OCoLC)ocm74280518
Label
Reserve Forces: Army National Guard's Role, Organization, and Equipment Need to be Reexamined
Publication
Note
The original document contains color images
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
29 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)74280518
  • (OCoLC)ocm74280518

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