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The U.S. Army is launching a series of initiatives to streamline and consolidate its extensive system of schools, including institutions that serve both the active and reserve forces. The eventual aim is to develop a Total Army School System (TASS) that would be more efficient and integrated across the Active Component (AC) and the Army's two Reserve Components (RC), which include the Army National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve. Prominent among these initiatives is a prototype regional school system the Army established and tested in the southeastern region of the United States during fiscal years 1994 and 1995. This report provides a baseline description of the RC training system and an outline of how the prototype may affect the range of problems described by the data. It provides a starting point for assessing school system performance and observing how this changes in response to restructuring initiatives.

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