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How Did ODS/S Affect the RC?

Evidence from the 1992 Survey

by Sheila Nataraj Kirby, David W. Grissmer, Stephanie Williamson, Scott Naftel

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Abstract

This research brief describes work documented in Costs and Benefits of Reserve Participation: New Evidence from the 1992 Reserve Components Survey (MR-812-OSD).

Excerpt: Operation Desert Shield/Storm (ODS/S) was the first major mobilization of reserve forces (the Reserve Components, RC) in almost 50 years. Since then, reservists have participated in numerous other operations, including the recent effort in Bosnia. Such mobilizations are likely to be more frequent in the future and are likely to have important effects on reservists' attitudes and the degree of support they receive from their families and civilian employees.

This research brief describes work done for the National Defense Research Institute.

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