Accession Number : ADA533495


Title :   Reserve Component Programs. Fiscal Year 1999 Report of the Reserve Forces Policy Board


Corporate Author : ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (MANPOWER RESERVE AFFAIRS/LOGISTICS) WASHINGTON DC RESERVE FORCES POLICY BOARD


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a533495.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2000


Pagination or Media Count : 207


Abstract : The end of the 20th Century has brought about remarkable changes for the Reserve components. The United States' new role as the world's only remaining superpower, coupled with a dynamic global military environment, has transformed the way in which Reserve components are used. The Reserve Forces Policy Board takes pride in its role in ensuring that members of the National Guard and Reserve receive the equipment and training needed to take on their newly expanded missions. The Board also has been actively engaged in efforts to eliminate residual barriers to integration of the Active and Reserve components. As the Reserve components play an ever-increasing role in the military's National Military Strategy, the Board believes it is essential that our national leaders continue to review the missions of the Reserve components, to ensure they are being used most effectively. There is anecdotal evidence that the escalating reliance on the Reserve components is beginning to be reflected in declining recruiting and retention figures. While the Reserve components represent a valuable asset to augment full-time forces, the Guard and Reserve are finite resources. Members also have peacetime obligations to communities across the nation. Guardsmen and Reservists are fully prepared to carry out whatever missions they are assigned. Nevertheless, the Board would caution that the Reserve components should not be used to mask other problems facing the military as a whole, such as inadequate funding or insufficient manpower to fulfill a growing global mission.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY RESERVES , HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE , MILITARY PERSONNEL , MILITARY FACILITIES , MILITARY STRATEGY , POLICIES , MOBILIZATION , OPERATIONAL READINESS , PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT , DISTRIBUTION , MILITARY EQUIPMENT , MANPOWER , MISSIONS , JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , MILITARY MEDICINE , RESOURCES , MILITARY TRAINING , MILITARY MODERNIZATION , ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION , MILITARY PLANNING , SHORTAGES , MILITARY BUDGETS , COMMUNITY RELATIONS , DRUG INTERDICTION , SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES , MILITARY INTELLIGENCE , MILITARY OPERATIONS


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE