The National Guard Transforming to an Operational Force

Blum, H. Steven
October 2006
JFQ: Joint Force Quarterly;Autumn2006, Issue 43, p12
The article focuses on the transformation of the U.S. National Guard from being a strategic reserve force into becoming a fully operational force for the Department of Defense. According to the author, the transformation has posed the Guard into an entity suited for responding to missions that concerns homeland security. Moreover, the changes seen within the institution is geared towards preparation to face the challenges posed by the 21st century.


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