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APPENDIX A

GLOSSARY OF ACRONYMS AND TERMS


AC: Active Component.

Army National Guard (ARNG): The Army portion of the organized militia of the several States, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, District of Columbia, Virgin Islands, and Guam whose units and members are federally recognized.

Call-up: Presidential order activating members of theSelected Reserve to active duty other than during war or national emergency under the authority of Title 10, U.S.C. 673b.

CAPSTONE Program: Aligns AC and RC units to meet the total Army's wartime requirements. The alignments are tailored specifically to each war plan.This allows detailed theater planning and provides the basis for commanders to enter cohesive planning and training association with their designated wartime commands. It also is the basis of allocation of resources by the peacetime chain of command to meet wartime training requirements.

Dental Class III: Indicates that emergency dental care may be required within one year.

Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA): Individual members of a Service's Selected Reserve who have an annual training requirement and are preassigned to a wartime required manpower authorization. In addition to filling these authorizations upon mobilization, IMAs may also be ordered to active duty under the 200,000 Presidential Call-up authority when deemed necessary.

Individual Ready Reserve (IRR): Members of the Ready Reserve not assigned to the Selected Reserve and not on active duty.

Mobilization: The process by which the Armed Forces or a part of them are brought to a state of readiness for war or other national emergency. This includes activating all or part of the RCs as well as assembling and organizing personnel, supplies, and material. Mobilization includes: selective mobilization, partial mobilization, full mobilization, and total mobilization.

Ready Reserve: The Selected Reserve and IRR liable for active duty as prescribed by law. (10 U.S.C., 268,673, and 673).

REFORGER: Return of forces to Germany.

RC: Reserve Components. The ARNG and USAR of the U.S. Army.

Retired Reserve: Consists of those individuals whose names are placed on the Reserve Retired list by proper authority in accordance with law or regulations. Members of the Retired Reserve may, if qualified, be ordered to active duty involuntarily in time of war or national emergency.

RT-12: A category of soldiers within the IRR who have been released, not discharged, from active duty, or who have actively participated in an RC unit within the last 12 monhis and are transferred into the IRR. The term RT- 12 means "recently trained within the last 12 months."

Selected Reserve: Those units and individuals within the Ready Reserve designated by their respective Services and approved by the Joint Chiefs of Staff as so essential to initial wartime missions that they have priority over all other Reserves. All Selected Reservists are in an active status. The Selected Reserve also includes persons performing initial active duty for training. NOTE: Active status here means those personnel performing inactive duty for training (IDT) and annual training (AT) for pay.

SRIP: Selected Reserve Incentive Program. A bonus incentive program designed to encourage enlistments in certain designated MOSs in the Selected Reserve of the RC.

SSCRA: Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act. Federal statutes designed to provide certain legal protection for RC soldiers, sailors, and airmen activated into federal service for up to four years of service.

Total Army: The totality of the AC, the RC (including the Ready, Standby and Retired Reserve, and the DA civilian work force).

USAR: United States Army Reserve. A federal force, consisting of individual reinforce- ments and combat, combat support, combat service support, and training type units organized and maintained to provide military training in peacetime and a reservoir of trained units and individual Reservists to be ordered to active duty in the event of national emergency.

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