Work Group 4 - Maximizing Access to Service Reserve Elements

  • July 15, 2008
  • Prof James O Kievit

Response to domestic crises is a burden most often borne by active duty armed forces organizations and reserve forces, such as the state's Army and Air National Guards, but there are many other auxiliary forces that can contribute to crisis response. However, current federal law places some significant limitations on the use of these auxiliary forces for Defense Support to Civil Authorities. How to maxmize access to and contributions by all available reserve elements was the focus of Work Group #4.