The Half & Half Approach

Air Force Reserve Command plans to halve its 7,744 position cut between individual mobilization augmentees and unit Reservists, Lt. Gen. John A. Bradley, chief of the Air Force Reserve, told a Capitol Hill seminar Tuesday. The cut is AFRC’s share of USAF’s overall 40,000-position drawdown. An AFRC news release explains some of the dynamics of this 50-50 plan and how IMAs might shift to a different category, while the unit Reservists may end up changing units or missions under BRAC 2005 and the Air Force’s evolving Total Force Initiative.