What is reserve force unit? Personnel organization structures of reserve units in Vietnam

What are the regulations on the personnel organization structures of reserve units in Vietnam? - Quoc Minh (HCMC, Vietnam)

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1. What is reserve force unit?

Clause 4, Article 2 of the Law on Military Reserve Forces 2019 stipulates reserve unit as follows:

Reserve force unit refers to a military organization that is mainly or entirely composed of reserve servicemen and technical equipment listed in the plan for provision of additional manpower for standing bodies of People’s Army; that is organized and staffed in an incomplete manner or has not yet been organized in peacetime, but has the plan for conscription of members of reserve forces or provision of additional manpower for armed forces in wartime under order for conscription of reservists.

2. Personnel organization structures of reserve units in Vietnam

In Article 15 of the Law on Military Reserve Forces 2019, the personnel organization structures of reserve units is as follows:

- Reserve servicemen or technical equipment listed in plans for provision of additional personnel for standing forces of the People’s Army shall be divided into reserve units.

- Reserve units must ensure the adequate number of reserve personnel, reserve technical equipment and the number thereof on standby accounting for between 10% and 15% of the existing number, and must keep adequate stock of weapons and technical equipment for future use under their assigned duty.

3. Placement of reserve servicemen into reserve units in Vietnam

Article 16 of the Law on Military Reserve Forces 2019 stipulates the placement of reserve servicemen into reserve units as follows:

- Place reserve servicemen meeting health standards and having military careers into positions corresponding to specific ranks in respective personnel structures;

Combine conscription areas with mobilization areas; in case of reserve personnel shortage, reservists whose military careers are similar to ranks in the personnel structures may be placed into demanding reserve units.

- Place reserve servicemen, non-commissioned officers or reserve soldiers according to the hierarchical system under which reserve servicemen, non-commissioned officers or class-I reserve soldiers are placed first while class-II reserve soldiers are placed later in case of reserve personnel inadequacy.

- Place reservists into reserve units under the control of major combat operations first and into local combat operations later.

4. Age of reserve servicemen placed into reserve units during peacetime in Vietnam

Article 17 of the Law on Military Reserve Forces 2019 stipulates the age of reserve servicemen placed into reserve units during peacetime as follows:

- Age of reserve officers placed into reserve units shall be subject to regulations laid down in the Law on Officers of the People’s Army.

- Age of reserve career servicemen, non-commissioned officers and soldiers placed into reserve units shall be subject to the following regulations:

+ Male reserve career servicemen who are aged 40 years or less, and reserve non-commissioned officers or soldiers who are aged 35 years or less, are eligible for being placed into combat operations;

+ Male reserve career servicemen, non-commissioned officers or soldiers aged 45 years or less, and female reserve servicemen aged 40 years or less, are eligible for being placed into combat support operations.

5. Placement of reserve technical equipment into reserve units in Vietnam

Article 18 of the Law on Military Reserve Forces 2019 stipulates the placement of reserve technical equipment into reserve units as follows:

Reserve technical equipment placed into reserve units must have operational functions to meet specific demands of the People’s Military units;

In case of none of such technical equipment, technical equipment having similar operational functions must be provided.

6. Authority over placement of reserve reservists and reserve technical equipment into reserve units in Vietnam

Article 19 of the Law on Military Reserve Forces 2019 stipulates the authority over placement of reserve reservists and reserve technical equipment into reserve units as follows:

Provincial-level or district-level People’s Committees shall lead and cooperate with standing units of the People’s Army that have to meet targets for reception of reserve forces in placement of reservists and reserve technical equipment into respective reserve units.

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