Maintaining the All Volunteer Army to Meet Future Land Force Challenges
Author(s)Garrett, Michael X.
Contributor(s)ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
KeywordsPersonnel Management and Labor Relations
Military Forces and Organizations
SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES
MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES)
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AbstractThis paper will explore in broad terms personnel requirements for the All Volunteer Army in the next 20 to 30 years. This paper will not predict the future security environment, it will however, attempt to coalesce and make sense of collective assessments as well as describe numerous significant influences on the global security environment. Establishing a baseline for security is essential. It is essential that there be consensus on the types of challenges facing the United States to inform decisions on the composition and capabilities future military forces must possess to be effective in the next 20 to 30 years. This project will take into account constraints inherent in building future land forces, e.g. sufficient number of military age men and women with the intellect, aptitude, moral and physical ability to maintain a "campaign quality" all volunteer force and identifying out of that population qualified candidates to increase the ranks of our Special Operations Forces. Finally, this project will take into account budgetary constraints due to the economic challenges facing the United States in the near and distant future.