Voluntary Warriors: Reserve Force Mobilization in the United States and Canada

Hartzell, Kevin D.
April 1996
Cornell International Law Journal;1996, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p537
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the reserve force mobilization systems in the U.S. and Canada. The Canadian Armed Forces (CF) have a voluntary mobilization system, such that individual consent of Canadian reservists is needed before they are deployed internationally. The U.S. reserve mobilization framework is more conducive to voluntary mobilization due to the greater size of the U.S. reserves. The seven individual components in the reserve force structure of the U.S. are Armed Forces, Army Reserve, Army National Guard, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, Air Force Reserve, and Air National Guard. The reserve forces of the Canadian Armed Forces (CF) has four cornponents: the Primaty Reserve, the Supplementary Reserve, the Cadet Instructors List, and the Canadian Rangers.


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