On Sept. 14, 2001, Pres. Bush proclaimed that a national emergency existed by reason of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Under Sect. 12302 of title 10, U.S. Code, the Pres. is allowed to call up to 1 million Nat. Guard and Reserve members to active duty for up to 2 years. The GAO was asked to review issues related to the call-up of reservists following 9/11. GAO examined (1) whether the DoD followed existing operation plans when mobilizing forces; (2) the extent to which responsible officials had visibility over the mobilization process; and (3) approaches the services have taken to provide predictability to reservists. Also determined the extent to which the Ready Reserve forces, which make up over 98% of non-retired reservists, were available. Makes recommendations.DOD Actions Needed to Improve the Efficiency of Mobilizations for Reserve Forces Derek B. Stewart ... When the Assistant Secretary of the Navy became aware that mobilization authority had been improperly delegated to military leaders ... For example, the Air Force found that the roles and responsibilities of its crisis action teams had not been adequately defined and ... the need for predictability so these units and individuals can prepare for upcoming mobilizations and deployments.
|Author||:||Derek B. Stewart|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 2003-11-01|