A Congress-formed commission has issued 63 recommendations after it reviewedÂ the U.S. Army‘s structure and policies for force size management and integration efforts, the Army News Service reported Thursday.
C. Todd Lopez writes theÂ National Commission on the Future of the Army concluded that the military serviceÂ needs at least 980,000 active-duty and reserve troopsÂ in order to carry out future missions.
The eight-commissioner group also urged the branch to retainÂ 20 Boeing-builtÂ AH-64 Apache attack helicopter battalions within itsÂ active component and another four battalions atÂ the Army National Guard.
NCFAÂ also identifiedÂ several approaches for the design and testing of a multicomponent unit for the Army’s aviation programs as well as called on the Defense Department secretary to authorizeÂ a flexible involuntary mobilization strategyÂ forÂ all Army components, Lopez reports.
The commission also proposedÂ the implementation ofÂ programsÂ to incentivize recruitersÂ who help enlist new soldiers and to accelerate the move towardsÂ One Army School System.