Increasing the Operational Availability of the National Guard
This AY-10 USAWC resident student paper argues for establishing a new strategy to provide a sustainable, ready, and reliable operational National Guard capable of meeting all of its constitutionally-rooted, dual-role requirements in an era of persistent conflict. It concludes with recommendations to structure the operational National Guard to facilitate a Continuum of Service and reduce current dependence on recurring involuntary mobilizations. The author believes this restructured National Guard will be able to maintain its long-term viability as an all-volunteer reserve force while providing strategic depth and increasing readiness in support of national security. Return to:
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