SELECTED RESERVE ENLISTED ACCESSIONS AND ENLISTED FORCE
The Ready Reserve, with an FY 2004 strength of more than 1.1 million, is the major source of manpower augmentation for the Active force. As illustrated in Figure 5.1, the two principal elements of the Ready Reserve are the Selected Reserve and the Individual Ready Reserve. Reserve Component data in this report include only the Selected Reserve.
Of the 851,395 Selected Reserve members, 724,338 are enlisted, 117,103 are officers and the remaining 9,954 are Warrant Officers. The Selected Reserve includes three types of personnel: (1) those trained in units (including full-time support personnel) who are organized, equipped, and trained to perform wartime missions; (2) trained individuals (Individual Mobilization Augmentees [IMAs]) who provide wartime augmentation on or shortly after mobilization; and (3) those in the training pipeline. [Footnote 1] Reservists and Guardsmen in the training pipeline may not deploy. Selected Reservists assigned to units and some IMAs train throughout the year. Selected Reserve units may be either operational or augmentation units. Operational units train and deploy as units; augmentation units train as units in peacetime, but are absorbed into Active Component units upon mobilization.
[Footnote 1] Department
of Defense, Official Guard and Reserve Manpower Strengths and Statistics:
FY 2004 Summary (RCS: DD-RA[M]1147/1148)(Washington, DC: Office of
the Assistant Secretary of Defense [Reserve Affairs], 2004), Report A0,
p. 1.005. [back to paragraph]