By the Numbers - Feb. 27, 2017

By the Numbers - Feb. 27, 2017


Personnel strength of the Ready Reserve (as of September 30, 2106), according to a recent Congressional Research Service report --Reserve Component Personnel Issues: Questions and Answers.

The Ready Reserve " is the primary manpower pool of the reserve components," the report explains, and is comprised by the Selected Reserve, the IndividualReady Reserve, and the Inactive National Guard.

This report provides insight to reserve component personnel issues through a series of questions and answers which address:

  • How reserve component personnel are organized (questions 2 and 4);
  • How many people are in each of the different categories of the reserve component (question 3);
  • How reserve component personnel have been and may be used (questions 1, 5, 6, 7, 9, and 11);
  • How reserve component personnel are compensated (questions 8 and 10);
  • The types of legal protections that exist for reserve component personnel (question 12); and
  • Recent changes in reserve component pay and benefits made by Congress (question 13).

personnel strength of the ready reserve