Manning Full-Time Positions in Support of the Selected Reserve

by Marygail K. Brauner, Glenn A. Gotz


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This report discusses problems related to manning full-time support (FTS) positions in the Selected Reserve. The study focuses on systemic problems that currently exist and that would most likely exist even if the size and structure of the Selected Reserve were to change. It defines two premises that should underlie the services' process for determining FTS manpower requirements: there are alternative manpower structures that can accomplish any given workload, and there are no absolute workload requirements. It then outlines a three-part strategy for determining the best FTS structure: identify the work that should be done, identify alternative full-time manpower structures equally capable of completing the work, and estimate the cost of each alternative structure and select the least costly one.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

  • Summary

  • Acknowledgements


  • Figures

    Figures and Tables

  • Acronyms

    Acronyms and Abbreviations

  • Chapter 1


  • Chapter 2

    Determining How Many Full-Time Personnel Are Required

  • Chapter 3

    Characteristics of the Full-Time Support System

  • Chapter 4


  • Coping with a Reduction in Army Reserve Component AGRs

  • References

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