I would say the Round Out program we had before failed. The Regular Army used a number of National Guard Battalions and Brigades to bring Regular divisions up to full strength. This allowed the Regular Army to open up slots for new generals and Support Staff. When it came time for Desert Storm, the Regulars sent three National Guard Brigades to Fort Hood to "train". They instead used separate Regular Brigades and stripped Regular Divisions in Germany. If the National Guard units had been sent to the front and did well, then Congress just might order more National Guard units and disband Regular units. The National Guard s cheaper to run and operate.
So now the Army trots out another Roundout Program? I am not impressed! Will the Army allow National Guard Heavy Brigades to revive the battalions they were so quick to demobilize? In the Second Iraq War, they took Battalions from other Guard Brigades to raise the NG Brigades back to three battalions (I am referring to Heavy Infantry and Armor). They cut back the Louisiana Guard Brigade to two battalions and made them Light Infantry and took away all their heavy equipment and transport. I am still waiting to see Guard Light Infantry Brigades return to three Infantry Battalions. Surplus to needs my fanny!
Pruitt, you are truly an expert! Kelt06
Have you been struck by the jawbone of an ASS lately?
by Khepesh "This is the logic of Pruitt"