At present, the Army reserve forces are required to mobilize enormous civil transport capacity to compensate for the Army’s limited transport projection force. From July 1, 2020, the Reserve Forces’ leadership system will be incorporated into the Army’s leadership, a centralized system controlled by the Chinese Communist Party’s Central Committee and Central Military Commission, suggesting substantial changes in the reserve forces’ mode of operation. In this paper, we expound on the concept of civil transport capacity mobilization, define the main tasks of civil transport capacity mobilization and relevant requirements of the theater Army forces, identify the dilemmas and challenges in mobilization, and propose several countermeasures, including building a sound legal system, strengthening military-civilian connectivity, enhancing the integration of mobilization and combat command systems, and staffing adequately in line with the active forces. The measures could further improve the Army Reserve Forces’ ability to mobilize civil transport capacity and provide transport support to the Army in wartime.
王志国,金建光.当前战区陆军预备役部队民用运力动员初探[J].国防科技,2021,42(1):66-70；WANG Zhiguo, JIN Jianguang. A preliminary discussion on mobilizing civil transport capacity by the Army Reserve Forces under the PLA theater command[J]. National Defense Technology,2021,42(1):66-70复制