Reserve Affairs

The Office of the Assistant Secretary Defense


The DASD for Manpower and Personnel serves as the principal Staff assistant and advisor to the ASD/RA for all manpower, personnel, compensation, and medical matters, and is responsible for the following functions:

Develop Policies and Procedures

Develop Policies, Programs, and Procedures Concerning National Guard and Reserve Manpower Utilization and Requirements

Analyze Programs

Analyze National Guard and Reserve Personnel Programs, Trends, and Accession and Retention Plans

Management Policies and Procedures

Develop Management Policies and Procedures for Guard and Reserve Personnel Data Systems

Manage Legislation

Develop, Coordinate, and Manage Legislation Affecting Guard and Reserve Manpower, Personnel, and Compensation