This is known as a total force. Using a total force approach, the Army is more capable of tailoring solutions to the variety of diverse challenges expected in the future. This approach maintains the ability to answer the call for short notice contingency deployments, and also allows our Army to draw from a broader pool of talented people for longer notice and higher intensity conflicts.
Having employed more than 2,400 Reserve personnel on operations since 2004, it is very clear the contribution of the Army Reserve is essential to the security of Australia.
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