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There is in the Office of the Secretary of the Army an Army Reserve
 Forces Policy Committee. The Committee shall review and
 comment upon major policy matters directly affecting the
 reserve components and mobilization preparedness of the
 Army. The Committee’s comments on such policy matters shall
 accompany the final report regarding any such matters submitted to
 the Secretary of the Army and the Chief of Staff.
                                Sec 10302, Title 10 USC
                      Secretary of the Army
                                                                 Executive Committee
                                                                    DAS, CAR, DARNG,
                          ARFPC Chair                            PDASA M&RA, ARFPC Chair,
                                                                    ARFPC Deputy Chair
                       ARFPC Deputy Chair

 Subcommittee                 Subcommittee              Transformation             People
 ARNG Policy                   USAR Policy              Subcommittee            Subcommittee
   (ARNG Members)               (USAR Members)
(Prescribed by Title 10)     (Prescribed by Title 10)
• Roots go back to National Defense Act of 1916
• In 1920, the Army had 2 separate committees for each
  Reserve Component
• 2 committees merged by law & reported to CSA
• Subsequently, the ARFPC was placed under the Office
  of the SecArmy
• Committee provides face-to-face briefing quarterly to the
Legal History
1986, Goldwater-Nichols Reorganization Act
• ARFPC established as one of the 7 required offices of the SecArmy
• ARFPC reporting lines elevated to SecArmy & CSA (removed from
  under Asst Sec for Reserve Affairs)
• Expanded ARFPC mission to include major policy issues concerning
  the mobilization preparedness of the Army (previously only dealt
  with Reserve Component policy issues)
   – 5 principal members
   – 5 alternate members
• AR
   – 5 principal members
   – 5 alternate members
• AC
   – 5 principal members from HQDA (G1, G3, G4, ABO,
     & G8)
                   Comparison of the HQDA RC Forums
        ARFPC – Policy Oriented                RCCC – Action/Decision Oriented

•   1 of the 7 specified elements of the   •   VCSA-chaired ad hoc committee
    Office of the SecArmy                  •   Date of origin: 14 September 1976
•   Date of origin: 3 June 1916            •   Chartered by VCSA/ASA(M&RA)
•   Prescribed by Title 10                     memorandum on RC Actions
•   Reports to the SecArmy & CSA           •   Ensures action on ARFPC issues
•   Briefs the SecArmy quarterly               that require action
•   Meets monthly                          •   Forum for VCSA guidance &
                                               decisions on RC issues
•   Conducts off-site visits
                                           •   Meets at the call of the VCSA
•   Conducts quarterly Pentagon
Issue                             Status
        Full Time Support

        Officer Recruiting

        Operational Reserve
        Operational Readiness
         Training Centers
        Employer Support

        12 Month MOB Transition

        Family Support
                Continuing Issues
• Full Time Support            • Pay & Personnel Problems
• Recruiting & Retention       • Equity in Entitlements &
• Reserve Component              Benefits
  Equipment                    • Availability of RC Training
• Company Grade & Warrant        Facilities
  Officer Shortages            • Training Seats
• Medical/Dental Health of     • Unit Stabilization/Dwell Time
  Reserve Component Soldiers
  and their families           • Disaster Response
• ARFORGEN Implications        • Employer Issues
• Continuum of Service         • Mobilization/Training Centers
                                 and their Processes
               Immediate Major Issues

• Alert Orders 1 year prior to mobilization
• Stabilization of Unit Battle Roster 1 year prior to
• Mobilization Orders not later than 90 days in
  advance of mobilization
• Mobilize units by Modified Table of Organization
  and Equipment (MTOE)
• No Boutique/Designer Request for Forces (RFF)
                Immediate Major Issues (2)

• Limit use of Derivative Unit Identification Codes
• Utilize and respect unit command and control at battalion and
  brigade levels
• Stabilize ARFORGEN Model/Define Terms
• Continuum of Service - continued voluntary active-duty
  beyond 179 days at full per-diem
                    CSA Army Initiatives
1. Accelerate Army growth and readiness improvements to
   consistently field forces for victory and to sustain a campaign
   quality, expeditionary Army.
2. Enhance quality of support to Soldiers and Families to preserve
   the strength of the All Volunteer Force.
3. Maintain continuity and momentum in modernization to
   improve capabilities of current and future force.
4. Complete transition of Reserve Component to an Operational
5. Accelerate change in leader development programs to grow
   leaders for tomorrow’s strategic environments.
6. Adapt institutional policies, programs and procedures to
   support an expeditionary Army at war.
7. Build strategic communication capabilities to effectively
   communicate with internal and external audiences.
                  Army Initiative 4

• FORSCOM has the lead for the Army
• The ARFPC has been tasked by the Chief of Staff of
  the Army to engage FORSCOM and provide the
  candid RC field perspective.
• ARFPC visited FORSCOM and provided feedback on
  AI 4 efforts
              Keys to Army Initiative 4

• Will be an expensive proposition
• Will take time to make the transition
• Popular Support is key – grass roots campaign by
  RC leaders is important
               Keys to Army Initiative 4

• Full Time Support – one huge reason the
  USAFR/ANG more deployable
• Manning – first building block, recruiting and
• Training – timely and budgeted
• Equipping – Not just training sets
ARFPC GWOT Accomplishments
• Mobilized Soldiers promoted regardless of grade of slot they
• Preservation of FTS ramp (consideration of 100% of FTS
• 12-month mobilization cap
• Reduced time at the MOB station
• CAC cards now say “Army,” for all Soldiers; not “Army
  Reserve” or “National Guard” for some
• RC retirees now designated as “Retired, US Army,” not
  “Army Reserve” or “National Guard”
• RC perspective & issues elevated and visible
Ongoing ARFPC Issues and Actions
• FTS – recommend to DA that FTS be filled at 100% of last
  manpower study, this is included in AI 4
• Unit Stabilization – recommended units be alerted a year prior
  to mob and that Stop Loss be concurrent with alert. Currently
  looking at options other than stop loss to enhance unit retention
  prior to mobilization/deployment
• ORTC Facilities – Recommend completing existing ORTCs and
  evaluate for future needs, incl power projection platforms.
  Continuing issue as ORTCs continue losing funding
• Multi-Compo Family Programs – recommend funding to
  validated rqmts with equitable allocation of benefits for all 3
• ROTC – recommend ROTC be correctly resourced and Cadet Cmd
  be responsible for a RC msn success number as with the AC
Ongoing ARFPC Issues and Actions
• Medical/Dental – recommend alert a year prior to mob
  which would allow medical and dental care to begin.
  Pursuing other options to cover health care for RC members
  and families.
• MFT – recommend allowing involuntary Mob for Training
  even when not under a MOB authority to increase DMOSQ.
• CO-ADOS – Recommend CO-ADOS be streamlined and
  applied evenly across components for all soldiers (incl those
  wounded in theater) .
• Operational Reserve – Recommend bridging strategy to
  get RC from Strat Reserve to Operational Force. AI #4.
• Multi-Compo Family Programs – recommend funding to
  validated rqmts with equitable allocation of benefits for all 3


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