Increased Full Time Support/Manning

Field Training
Field Training
Priority
Joint-Personnel

The Issue

The National Guard and Reserve rely heavily on full time support (FTS) personnel to train, administer, and maximize readiness for Reserve Component units. With authorized end strength levels increasing once again with a more hostile threat environment, National Guard FTS levels should be resourced to meet requirements and ensure servicemembers continue to maintain readiness and lethality.

Recommendation

  • Increase resources to ensure Army National Guard FTS meets at least 80% of validated requirements
  • Maintain resources to ensure Air National Guard FTS meets at least 80% of validated requirements

Point of Contact

J.C. Cardinale
Legislative Affairs Manager, Joint & Personnel

Air National Guard
Army National Guard
Employment
Personnel