Army resourcing and readiness
In his address to the Senate Armed Services Committee on 28 January 2015, (F105RB), GEN Odierno describes multiple challenges that will impact Army resourcing and readiness. Considering GEN Odierno’s comments, as well as the current environment, identify a resourcing shortfall impacting the readiness of operational units. As part of the response, provide examples of impacts on units by the shortfall and as importantly, how the shortfall can be addressed.
Considering the ongoing budget cuts and force reductions, argue whether the Army should or should not maintain its current level of reliance on contract support. As part of your answer, describe some mitigation strategies that could be used to support either an increased or decreased reliance on contract support.