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Reserve Component Personnel Issues: Questions and Answers

Description: The term "Reserve Component" is used to refer collectively to the seven individual reserve components of the armed forces: the Army National Guard of the United States, the Army Reserve, the Navy Reserve, the Marine Corps Reserve, the Air National Guard of the United States, the Air Force Reserve, and the Coast Guard Reserve. This report provides insight to reserve component personnel issues through a series of questions and answers.
Date: July 20, 2010
Creator: Kapp, Lawrence
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Last Known Position

Description: Most of the nine stories in Last Known Position were written upon James Mathews’ return from combat deployment to the Middle East with the D.C. Air National Guard. Life under fire provided the author with both dramatic events and a heightened sense of observation, allowing him to suggest the stress of combat as the driving factor behind extreme yet believable characterization and action. Military experiences and settings cause certain human elements and truisms to emerge more profoundly and dramatically. These stories portray desperate characters driven to make desperate choices. Always on the edge of a dark and unpleasant reality, Mathews’ characters survive by embracing fantasy, humor, violence, and sometimes redemption. Each story bears its own brand of hopeless quirkiness. Four teenagers on an army base steal a grenade and are stalked by a parade horse. A drifter returns home to rob the grandparents who raised him. A national guardsman faces a homicidal superior officer in Iraq on the eve of war. An elderly man worries that his wife’s new house guests are unrepentant cannibals. Always tense, sometimes ridiculous, and never dull, Last Known Position brings the reader to places unknown before and unforgettable after.
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Date: November 15, 2008
Creator: Mathews, James
Partner: UNT Press

The National Guard State Partnership Program: Background, Issues, and Options for Congress

Description: This report traces the origin and development of the State Partnership Program (SPP), which is a Department of Defense (DOD) security cooperation program run by the National Guard; summarizes its unique aspects; and outlines its statutory basis, funding mechanisms, organization, and activities. It details recent legislative and executive branch actions. It also explores issues that may merit congressional attention and provides options for policymakers who may be interested in modifying the program.
Date: August 15, 2011
Creator: Kapp, Lawrence & Serafino, Nina M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An agonizing evolution: a history of the Texas National Guard, 1900-1945

Description: The National Guard in America began in the Revolutionary War. The Texas units resulted from the earlier concept and emerged in 1835 to resist Mexican oppression. Following achievement of statehood, Texas militiamen served in the Mexican War, the Civil War, and the Spanish-American War. As the twentieth century began, Texans had a long history of service in reserve military organizations in spite of a prevailing attitude of contempt for citizen soldiers held by influential regular army officials.
Date: May 1979
Creator: Milner, Elmer Ray
Partner: UNT Libraries

Reserve Component Personnel Issues: Questions and Answers

Description: This report provides insight to reserve component personnel issues through a series of questions and answers. The term "Reserve Component" is used to refer collectively to the seven individual reserve components of the armed forces: the Army National Guard of the United States, the Army Reserve, the Navy Reserve, the Marine Corps Reserve, the Air National Guard of the United States, the Air Force Reserve, and the Coast Guard Reserve.
Date: February 10, 2009
Creator: Kapp, Lawrence
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Descriptive Study of Value Systems Within the National Guard

Description: The purpose of this study was to determine the various values that may be contaminating the military's communication and to describe the predominant levels of psychological existence. The design of the study involved a National Guard battalion that was composed of 432 personnel. The sample drawn was 280. Data was collected through the use of a values test. Comparisons of the differing scores of demographic variables formed the bases of the conclusions drawn in the study. The results were highly significant at the .0001 level. The data indicate much support to the past research done in the field of Value System Analysis. Much research is yet needed to fully describe the value levels in all military organizations. This investigation is the beginning.
Date: December 1975
Creator: Long, Larry W.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Commission on the National Guard and Reserves

Description: The independent Commission on the National Guard and Reserves was charged by Congress to recommend any needed changes in law and policy to ensure that the Guard and Reserves are organized, trained, equipped, compensated, and supported to best meet the national security requirements of the United States. The Commission was established by the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005. On January 31, 2008, the Commission delivered its final report to Congress and the Secretary of Defense. That report contains six major conclusions and 95 recommendations, supported by 163 findings. It was informed by 17 days of public hearings, involving 115 witnesses; 52 Commission meetings; more than 850 interviews; and the detailed analysis of thousands of documents.
Date: 2008
Creator: Commission on the National Guard and Reserves (CNGR)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

National Guard: Effective Management Processes Needed for Wide-Area Network

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "The Fiscal Year 2002 Defense Authorization Act required GAO to review GuardNet, the National Guard's wide-area network, which is used to support various Defense applications and was used to support homeland security activities after the terrorist attacks of September 11th. GAO was asked to determine the current and potential requirements for GuardNet and the effectiveness of the processes for managing the network's requirements, configuration, and security."
Date: September 24, 2002
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Script: Guard queen]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Miss National Guard of Fort Worth making an appearance at the Eagle Mountain Base of the Texas National Guard.
Date: January 27, 1951
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Puff boards train gunners]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about National Guardsmen using a puff-board artillery range to target practice indoors and without using powder.
Date: December 20, 1951
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The National Guard, State Defense Forces, And the Militias: Official and Unofficial Status

Description: This short report discusses the differences between state militias (e.g. state Army National Guard and Air National Guard units), state military forces with no federal connections, and private organizations that claim to be state militias but which are not sanctioned by the state.
Date: May 9, 1995
Creator: Goldich, Robert L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department