US Army Reserve (USAR)
- Homepage: http://www.army.mil/usar/
May 2006: The Army Reserve, taxed by recruiting shortfalls and war-zone duty, has adopted a policy barring officers from leaving the service if their field is undermanned or they have not been deployed to Iraq, to Afghanistan or for homeland defense missions.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/10/AR2006051002061.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Owned by (partial or full, past or present) US Army Organization Feb 7, 2006 Member of (past or present) Gov. Mike Beebe Person Jan 27, 2007 Member (past or present) Gov. Steve Beshear Esq. Person Dec 13, 2008 Member (past or present) Senator Jeff Bingaman Person May 15, 2006 Member (past or present) Senator Christopher J. Dodd Esq. Person Oct 21, 2007 Member (past or present) Rep. John "Joe" Heck D.O., MS Person May 21, 2011 Member of (past or present) Sen. Herb Kohl Person Feb 7, 2006 Member (past or present) Prof. Paul R. Pillar Person Feb 10, 2006
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jul 18, 2007 Help lags for homeless female veterans: About 8,000 women lack permanent shelter. Need is likely to rise as more women return from war.
QUOTE: Nearly 15 percent of the military is female... But of the 260 programs in the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans' network that give counseling, shelter, and other services to homeless veterans, only eight have special programs for women.
Christian Science Monitor Sep 06, 2006 Newest Army recruits: the over-35 crowd
QUOTE: "A few years ago, we had a marathon runner with a master's degree who spoke Russian, and he wanted to join the Army," says Mr. Hilferty. "We said no because he was 40. Where is the sense in that?"...But critics say adding older recruits is a sign of desperation for the Army - and a condemnation of the war effort from broader American society.
Christian Science Monitor May 11, 2006 Army Using Policy to Deny Reserve Officer Resignations
QUOTE: At the heart of the controversy is whether a law stating that commissioned reserve officers are appointed "for an indefinite term and are held during the pleasure of the President" gives the government the power to force them to serve permanently -- as Army lawyers say -- or only to discharge them against their will.
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