As the Viet-Nam War was phased down in the early 1970's the strength of the Active Army was substantially reduced. During this time the authorized strength of the reserve components remained constant. As a result the reserve components were increasingly relied upon as a national defense force. This increased reliance brought about a demand for higher levels of readiness training within the reserve components. To assist the Army Reserve units in meeting their company level training standards, additional training time was authorized. This additional training time was in the form of voluntary additional inactive duty training assemblies for selected individuals. The purpose of the research paper is to determine how this additional training time was used and what effect these drills had on the overall training level of the units.