SELECTED RESERVE ENLISTED ACCESSIONS AND ENLISTED FORCE
The Ready Reserve, with an FY 2000 strength of almost 1.3 million, is the major source of manpower augmentation for the Active force. As illustrated in Figure 5.1, the two principal elements of the Ready Reserve are the Selected Reserve and the Individual Ready Reserve. Reserve Component data in this report include only the Selected Reserve.
Figure 5.1. FY 2000 composition of the Selected Reserve within the Ready Reserve.
The Selected Reserve includes three types of personnel: (1) those trained in units (including full-time support personnel) who are organized, equipped, and trained to perform wartime missions; (2) trained individuals (Individual Mobilization Augmentees [IMAs]) who provide wartime augmentation on or shortly after mobilization; and (3) those in the training pipeline (including personnel currently on or awaiting initial active duty for training, personnel awaiting the second part of initial active duty training, Active Guard/Reserve [AGR] currently on or awaiting initial active duty training, personnel in simultaneous membership programs [SMP], and personnel in other training programs).[footnote 1] Reservists and Guardsmen in the training pipeline may not deploy. Selected Reservists assigned to units and some IMAs train throughout the year. Selected Reserve units may be either operational or augmentation units. Operational units train and deploy as units; augmentation units train as units in peacetime, but are absorbed into Active Component units upon mobilization.
1] Department of Defense, Official Guard and
Reserve Manpower Strengths and Statistics: FY 2000 Summary (RCS: DD-RA(M)1147/1148)
(Washington, DC: Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense [Reserve
Affairs], 2000), Appendix C, p. 3.003.[back to paragraph]