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Accession Number ADA592820
Title Army National Guard Brigade Combat Teams: Future Structure and Roles.
Publication Date Apr 2012
Media Count 36p
Personal Author S. M. Radulski
Abstract Over the last decade, the Army National Guard (ARNG) witnessed a dramatic transition from being an occasionally employed strategic reserve to becoming part of the Operational Force. The ARNG's 28 Brigade Combat Teams have achieved a level of readiness and compatibility with the Active Component not previously seen. As the demand for forces decreases due to reduced contingency operations overseas and continuing budgetary concerns, the ARNG will have to clarify the most appropriate future structure, roles, and missions for its combat brigades. This paper suggests a framework to ensure that ARNG BCTs remain ready and capable to provide both the strategic depth and operational flexibility required to meet the Army's needs in the 21st Century.
Keywords Arforgen(Army force generation)
Army national guard
Brigade combat teams
Brigade level organizations
Civil defense
Combat readiness
Homeland defense
Military force levels
National guard
Operational readiness
Operational reserve
Postwar operations

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 74 - Military Sciences
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author Texas A and M Univ., College Station. George Bush School of Government and Public Service.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Research paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1412
Contract Number N/A

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