Analysis / Reform

Reducing the Number of Guard/Reserve General/Flag Officers by 25 Percent

Assessing Defense Reform Series

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Because the number of Guard/reserve GO/FOs has been growing while the number of Guard/reserve troops has been constant, there would appear to be some opportunity for reductions. However, a 25 percent cut would be large and disruptive. Further, the loss of reserve three-star positions will likely be seen as a serious loss of influence in the reserve community. Download Report Here