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Strategic Insights 44 - Stepping up: Part-time forces and ADF capability

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

By: Australian Strategic Policy Institute

Armed forces around the world are making increasing use of part-time personnel to sustain operational deployments and to deliver levels of capability beyond those possible with their full-time forces.

The report, written by Andrew Davies and Hugh Smith, argues that some changes could help the ADF Reserve forces to provide more capability, including reintroduction of the Ready Reserve to build on the success of the ADF ‘Gap Year’ program, placing seldom-used ADF capabilities mostly (or completely) into the Reserve, examples might include artillery and ground-based air defence, and closer interaction between the ADF and employers of reservists through a ‘sponsored reserves’ scheme.

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