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Author Ellis, John D., Colonel,
Title Operational reservations : considerations for a total Army force / John D. Ellis, Laura McKnight Mackenzie.
Imprint Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania : Strategic Studies Institute and U.S. Army War College Press, 2014.

Author Ellis, John D., Colonel,
Subject United States. Army -- Reserves -- Operational readiness.
United States. Army -- Reserves -- Mobilization.
United States. Army -- Reserves -- Reorganization.
United States. Army Reserve -- Operational readiness.
United States. National Guard Bureau -- Operational readiness.
Alt Name Mackenzie, Laura McKnight,
Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute,
Army War College (U.S.). Press,
Description 1 online resource (ix, 72 pages)
Note "June 2014."
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 52-65).
Contents Introduction -- Background : the shift from strategic to operational reserve (OR) -- What is "operational?" : differing definitions and expectations -- Why an OR? -- Future of the operational reserve -- DOD Directive 1200.17 : managing the reserve components as an operational force -- Army Directive 2012-08 : Army total force policy -- Potential problems with the Army total force policy. Integration of tactical-level forces -- Training integration -- Multicomponent units -- Uniform predeployment readiness and professional development standards -- Streamlined procedures for mobilizing the RC -- Equipment -- Integrated personnel and pay systems; continuum of service; joint opportunities -- Cultures and mindsets -- ATFP : realistic or idealistic? -- Force generation. The ARFORGEN model -- Budgets and bargains -- Recommendations -- Conclusion.
Summary As the Army Reserve Components -- the Army Reserve and the Army National Guard -- assume an "operational" mission as the force drawdowns in overseas contingency operations occur, the Army senior military and civilian leadership should consider the ramifications and realities of such a mission in what is expected to be a relatively peaceful time. This monograph explores some of these considerations regarding the implementation of the Army Total Force Policy, identifies potential obstacles, and makes recommendations to better engage the "three Armies" in a successful and meaningful reform effort. Throughout, the authors call for significant cultural shifts in thinking about how the Reserve Components are used and integrated into a Total Force.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (SSI, viewed June 24, 2014).
ISBN 158487631X
OCLC # 881684579
Additional Format Print version: Ellis, John D. Operational reservations 158487631X (OCoLC)883731765.

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