Military Review English Edition July-August 2014 - Page 35

Soldiers and airmen with the New York Air National Guard provide relief support to Long Beach, New York following severe damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, 2 November 2012. (U.S. Air Force / Senior Airman Christopher S. Muncy) Sustaining the Army National Guard as an Operational Force Col. Thomas M. Zubik, U.S. Army Reserve, Col. Paul C. Hastings, U.S. Army National Guard, Retired, and Col. Michael J. Glisson, U.S. Army National Guard The most difficult military problem to resolve is that of establishing a security system, as inexpensively as possible in peace, capable of transforming itself very rapidly into a powerful force in case of the danger of aggression. —Gen. André Beaufre, Strategy for Tomorrow, 1974 MILITARY REVIEW  July-August 2014 T he Army National Guard (ARNG) rightfully champions its designation as an operational force. For 10 years the ARNG has continuously deployed operational units all over the world using the Army force generation (ARFORGEN) rotational 33