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Accession Number ADA583827
Title Army Reserve: Optimally Seeking Relevance and Readiness in a Fiscally Constrained Environment.
Publication Date May 2013
Media Count 70p
Personal Author J. G. Casey
Abstract On 29 October 2008, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates issued Department of Defense Directive 1200.17, establishing the overarching set of principles and policies to promote and support management of the Reserve Components as an operational force. Issued in a time of war and generous budgets, the Army Reserve spent freely to maintain its higher standards of deployability and operational tempo. As the United States enters another post- war period characterized by reductions in forces and spending, the Army Reserve must develop an approach to fiscal constraints pursuant to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's budget reduction guidance, 'to do more,' while avoiding what Army Chief of Staff Raymond Odierno has called the 'perfect storm' of cascading economic effects across the Army. Throughout history, reserve forces regularly receive less funding during interwar periods and experience the reciprocating effects on manpower, training, and equipment. If unabated, uncertain financial constraints will eventually limit readiness and relevance. However, by designing a strategy to optimize the force while relying on Soldier ingenuity, the Army Reserve can balance readiness and continue to innovate as the United States and its military adapt to economic conditions.
Keywords Adaptation
Arforgen(Army force generation)
Army personnel
Army reserve
Budget reductions
Combat readiness
Contingency operations
Financial constraints
Fiscal constraints
Interwar periods
Military budgets
Military readiness
Military reserves
Operational readiness
Operational reserve
Optimization theory
Total force

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 96 - Business & Economics
74 - Military Sciences
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author Army Command and General Staff Coll., Fort Leavenworth, KS. School of Advanced Military Studies.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Monograph.
NTIS Issue Number 1402
Contract Number N/A

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