Supporting the Reserve Components as an Operational Reserve and Key Reserve Personnel Legislative Initiatives, Hearing Before the Military Personnel Subcommittee of the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, Second Session, Hearing Held April 15, 2010 [open pdf - 6MB]
This testimony is from the April 15, 2010 hearing, "Supporting the Reserve Components as an Operations Reserve and Key Reserve Personnel Legislative Initiatives," hearing before the Military Personnel Subcommittee of the Committee on Armed Services.' From the opening statement of Susan A. Davis: "Today this subcommittee will turn its attention to the important issue of what it means to be an Operational Reserve Force and to examine what policies, laws and practices may need to be adjusted to ensure a sustainable Reserve Force. The attacks on September 11, 2001 set in motion the sustained increased use and heavier reliance on the Reserves with over 761,000 reservists and guardsmen mobilized to date, one-third of whom have been activated two times or more. The Department of Defense (DOD) and the services have begun a transformation of the Guard and Reserve to an operational force with greater strategic capability and depth. This includes an equipping strategy to ensure the Reserve Components have the same equipment as their respective active component and effective force management strategy to ensure the Reserves are not over-utilized." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Susan A. Davis, Joe Wilson, Raymond W. Carpenter, Dirk J. Debbink, John F. Kelly, Dennis M. McCarthy, Charles E. Stenner, Jack Stultz, Harry M. Wyatt, Hare and Tsongas.
H.A.S.C. No. 111-154; House Armed Services Committee No. 111-154
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