operational reserve


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operational reserve

An emergency reserve of men and/or materiel established for the support of a specific operation. See also reserve supplies.
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In conjunction, the Russian Armed Forces are atempting to develop an Operational Reserve along two different models.
"The operational requirement hasn't gone away and the requirement to utilize our operational Reserve is still there, so our Reservists are front and center; they're needed, they're relevant in the fight and we need these Airmen to continue to serve."
Once deployed, there is no other standing mission command element available to serve as an operational reserve.
The IMA program continues to support the mission of the Air Force despite finding itself in an environment transitioning from a strategic to an operational reserve. Using the viable system model to analyze the Air Force IMA organization, we found that it lacks a long-term, viable structure, reflected in the program's ambivalent identity, the absence of a strategic planning element, and ineffective information channels.
Observations over the past ten years of persistent reserve deployments indicate a shift in significant numbers of reservists from a culture of strategic reserve to an operational reserve. Today's reservists joined or re-enlisted with the expectation of operational employment.
The Reserve forces (now an operational reserve rather than a strategic reserve) have participated in the Gulf War, peacekeeping in Kosovo, and the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
The agency s operational reserve has provided $5 million for a further 75 flights carrying 15,000 third country nationals to sub-Saharan African destinations.
For, due to its misjudging the direction of the Turkish main effort, the command of the forces on Shipka had to send Russian operational reserve contingents to help in the defence of Hainboaz, another throat in the mountain.
How much of it is an operational reserve? How much is a strategic reserve?
Over the past decade the Army has transformed the mission of the Reserves from a strategic reserve to an operational reserve force.
However, because the Army has not yet established the specific equipping, manning, and training levels required of an operational reserve, it is difficult to assess the estimate's validity.
The government also decided to supply the refineries with an operational reserve of 70,000 metric tons of diesel fuel and 50,000 metric tons of oil in addition to forming a strategic reservoir that can cover the country's oil needs for two months.

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