Accession Number : ADA581317


Title :   Beyond an Operational Reserve


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV NORFOLK VA JOINT ADVANCED WARFIGHTING SCHOOL


Personal Author(s) : Burkett, II, Ronald W


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a581317.pdf


Report Date : May 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 80


Abstract : This analysis will demonstrate that the Military Reserves have contributed to the Operational Force, and it is these contributions that should be sustained. As strategies develop to guide the Defense establishment through a period of reduced budgets and changing strategic conditions, it is important to understand how the Reserves contribute to the operational concept. Equally important is an understanding of how this force fits within the Total Force Policy. The study initially includes analysis across all the services to establish total, operational, and strategic concepts; however, it ultimately concentrates on the Army and its integration challenges.


Descriptors :   *ACTIVE DUTY , *ARMY , *INTEGRATION , *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , *MILITARY HISTORY , *MILITARY RESERVES , *POLICIES , BERLIN , COLD WAR , COMBAT READINESS , KOREAN WAR , MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , MISSIONS , PERSIAN GULF WAR , SECOND WORLD WAR , THESES , VIETNAM WAR


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE