Forging a Total Force: The Evolution of the Guard and Reserve

Forging a Total Force: The Evolution of the Guard and Reserve
Title:
Forging a Total Force: The Evolution of the Guard and Reserve
Format:
Paperback
USA Price: 
Stock:
In stock
GPO Stock Number:
008-000-01280-6
ISBN:
9780160943881
Description

This Center for Military History publication traces the history of the National Guard and reserves from the Revolutionary War-era militias to today's  function as an integral part of the nation's total force. In thebeginning,, the philosophy of a citizen-solider, capable of taking the field with little or no training, predominated. Modern combat  made it clear  a more professional force was necessary, however, policy changes didn't keep up with that changing necessity. The nation struggled to provide adequate training and equipment to the reserve component throughout the Cold War until the concept of a Total Force took hold: a concept that integrated regular and reserve components, became a reality. It wasn't until the defense buildup of the 1980s that a combat-ready reserve became fact This book focuses on 1990 to 2011, with particular emphasis on the decade after 9/11. 

Audience

Active duty and reserve members of the National Guard, national guard family members, military historians, professors and students.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$34.00
International Price:
$47.60
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Office of the Secretary of Defense, Historical Office
Author:
  • Marion, Forrest L.
Key Phrases:
  • Evolution of the Guard and Reserve
  • Army History
  • Military History
Weight:
1.25
Quantity Price:
Discount
Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
12/22/2017
Last Status Update:
06/08/2018
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