Accession Number ADA589825
Title Maintaining an Operational Reserve: A Strategy for Employment.
Publication Date Mar 2013
Media Count 36p
Personal Author D. A. Paul
Abstract The United States has long relied on a strategic reserve as part of its military force. The nation activates the strategic reserve in times of national crisis and only as a last resort. After over a decade of combat operations, however, there is a desire by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to maintain an operational reserve that can augment and lead global missions in support of U.S. interests, as demonstrated in recent contingency operations. An operational reserve is one that is resourced, trained, and ready, and is used on a continual basis. With contingency operation deployments declining and austerity measures being put into effect on the military, how can the nation continue to use its Reserve forces on a continual basis to maintain them as an operational reserve. The intent of this paper is to provide ways in which the Reserves can be used on a continuing basis to meet the intent of DoD senior leaders, better enable DoD organizations and missions, and maintain a viable reserve force for the nation in conflict and in peace. The paper focuses on the use of the National Guard Special Forces.
Keywords Border security
Civilian expertise
Combat readiness
Counter-narcotics operations
Defense directives
Deployment
Foreign internal defense
Homeland security
Humanitarian assistance
Law enforcement
Long-duration missions
Manpower utilization
Military assistance
Military capabilities
Missions
National guard
National guard special forces
Operational readiness
Operational reserve
Skills
Special forces
State partnership program
Theater security cooperation
Title 10 missions
US northern command(USNORTHCOM)
USS special operations command(USSOCOM)


 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92C - Social Concerns
74 - Military Sciences
91I - Emergency Services & Planning
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Inst., Carlisle Barracks, PA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Research paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1409
Contract Number N/A

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