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COLONEL CHARLES E. HELLER is currently Assistant Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Reserve, Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth. He holds a Ph.D. in U.S. history from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the Army War College. He is a military historian and has written studies on Army force mix, force structure, the Reserve Components, Army domestic missions, and the Israel Defense Forces. His most recent publication is “The Total Force Policy,” in U.S. Domestic and national Security Agendas: Into the Twenty-First Century, edited by Sam Sarkesian and John Flanagan. He recently completed a chapter in the book, America’s Armed Forces: A Handbook of Current and Future Capabilities, to be published by Greenwood Press. Colonel Heller has had a variety of Active and Reserve assignments in Germany and the United States. His previous assignment was Army Reserve Advisor to the Strategic Studies Institute. Prior to returning to active duty in the Active/Guard Reserve Program, he was Director of the Evening College and University Summer Session at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, Massachusetts.
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Authored by COL Charles E. Heller.
Never before in peacetime has the United States placed so much emphasis and reliance on the Armed Forces' Reserve Components. Yet, even with the renewed emphasis on the Reserve Components' roles, their legal basis mission, mobilization training, force structure, and relationship to their respective Active Component remain relatively little understood.