COMPOSITION OF THE CANADIAN TOTAL FORCE - ISSUES AND FINDINGS FOR THE AIR COMPONENTS

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Authors
  1. Ng, K.Y.K.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research and Analysis Establishment, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
In 1987 the Canadian Department of National Defence enunciated the Total Force concept. The Total Force is comprised of Regular and Reserve components. The intention is to make maximum use of the Reserve to reduce defence expenditures and at the same time to ensure that military capability remains adequate to support national policy objectives. The paper discusses some of the governing parameters that affect the modelling of the composition of the Total Force and analyses the mix of regular and reserve forces. The interplay between the key factors and their marginal costs will be stressed. The models are employed to study two units in the Canadian Forces, a maintenance support unit and a tactical unit with high operational activity cost. The lessons drawn from these studies are highlighted.
Keywords
Total Force
Report Number
ORAE-PR-566 — Project Report
Date of publication
01 Nov 1991
Number of Pages
42
DSTKIM No
97-03506
CANDIS No
503609
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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