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COL John D. Ellis

Colonel John D. Ellis is a current U.S. Army Reserve colonel, serving as the Deputy Commander of the 9th Mission Support Command at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. In his civilian capacity, he is a joint training system specialist working as a contractor for Camber Corporation in the U.S. Pacific Command’s Training and Exercise directorate. Colonel Ellis is a graduate of Princeton University and the U.S. Army War College.

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SSI books and monographs by COL John D. Ellis

  • Operational Reservations: Considerations for a Total Army Force

    June 19, 2014

    Authored by COL John D. Ellis, COL (Ret.) Laura McKnight Mackenzie.
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    Despite fighting shoulder-to-shoulder this past decade, the U.S. Army is comprised of essentially “three Armies”—the active component, the Army Reserve, and the National Guard. While an intriguing start to integrate the three components, the Army Total Force Policy is not a panacea for reform. Real and meaningful work still needs to be done to bring the three into effective alignment and in a way to foster cooperation and mutual respect.