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Commission Issues Force Structure Recommendations to Army

army stock photoA Congress-formed commission has issued 63 recommendations after it reviewed the U.S. Army‘s structure and policies for force size management and integration efforts, the Army News Service reported Thursday.

C. Todd Lopez writes the National Commission on the Future of the Army concluded that the military service needs at least 980,000 active-duty and reserve troops in order to carry out future missions.

The eight-commissioner group also urged the branch to retain 20 Boeing-built AH-64 Apache attack helicopter battalions within its active component and another four battalions at the Army National Guard.

NCFA also identified several approaches for the design and testing of a multicomponent unit for the Army’s aviation programs as well as called on the Defense Department secretary to authorize a flexible involuntary mobilization strategy for all Army components, Lopez reports.

The commission also proposed the implementation of programs to incentivize recruiters who help enlist new soldiers and to accelerate the move towards One Army School System.

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