The purpose of the report is to examine and evaluate how the defence forces have organised and implemented the recruitment of stand-by personnel for the Army’s response forces. A sub-objective was to examine and evaluate:
- Whether the structure of recruitment supports efficient efforts.
- Whether the defence forces follow up on recruitment.
- Whether recruitment activities produced the expected results.
- Whether the defence forces deal systematically with issues that may affect recruitment.
Another reason for examining this area is that the NAOD finds recruitment is an important prerequisite for the defence forces ability to perform core elements of its brief. Recruitment is also important for the defence forces’ ability to fulfil the performance requirements of the Finance and Appropriation Act for establishment of the response forces, which have been assigned to units of NATO and the UN.