Army Reserve and Army National Guard Unit Reorganizations Disruptive:
More Effective Controls Needed
LCD-77-439: Published: Oct 12, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 1977.
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Army Reserve and Army National Guard unit reorganizations reduce readiness and cause costly turbulence, instability, and lost training momentum.
Adverse effects that reorganizations have on the readiness of Army Reserve units could be reduced and the likelihood of successful reorganizations heightened if existing guidelines were followed more closely and additional data on which approvals of reorganizations are based were developed. The Army National Guard could reorganize less if the placement of Army Guard units were more controlled among the States. Improvements in these areas would cause fewer and more efficient reorganizations and would save money.
Recommendation for Executive Action
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Recommendation: The Secretary of the Army should require: that the procedures for developing data used in planning, justifying, evaluating, and approving Army Reserve unit reorganizations be strengthened by establishing controls to make sure that existing guidelines are followed more closely; and that improved procedures for approving reorganizations of the Army National Guard units be carried out so that only reorganizations needed to bring about clear and demonstrable benefits are approved.