National Guard and Reserves

Commissioners heard testimony from members of Congress and others. Topics included the role of the National Guard and the Reserves,… read more

Commissioners heard testimony from members of Congress and others. Topics included the role of the National Guard and the Reserves, periods of deployment, readiness, compensation, and the Defense Department budget. Senator Pryor is co-chairman of the Reserve Caucus, Senator Warner is chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senators Bond and Leahy are co-chairmen of the National Guard Caucus, Senators Graham and Nelson are chairman and ranking member, respectively, of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Armed Services Personnel, Reps. Hunter and Skelton are chairman and ranking member, respectively, of the House Armed Services Committee, Rep. McHugh is chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, Rep. Taylor is a member of the House Armed Services Committee, and Rep. Buyer is chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee.

The Commission was established in 2005 by the Ronald Reagan National Defense Authorization Act and is charged with identifying and recommending changes in policy to ensure that the National Guard and Reserves are organized, trained, equipped, compensated and supported to best meet U.S. national security requirements. close

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Program ID:
191519-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Meeting
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 9, 2006
Last Aired:
Mar 11, 2006

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  • Mar 09, 2006 | 4:04pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 10, 2006 | 8:35pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 11, 2006 | 10:01am EST | C-SPAN 1
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