U.S. Army Reserve

 

THE MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS 1908-1918

In 1902, Secretary of War Elihu Root proposed the creation of a volunteer reserve to augment the Regular Army and National Guard in wartime. This idea “to increase the efficiency of the Medical Department of the United States Army” was thought necessary to overcome serious shortages of physicians experienced during the Spanish American War of 1898.
The United States Army Reserve History Corner
HISTORY AND EDUCATION

COMBAT HISTORIAN TRAINING / EDUCATION

Military historians have existed since the time of ancient Greece. American efforts to gather and preserve battle details originated during World War II, and have flourished since 1945. This proud tradition of documenting Army operations is carried on by today's Combat Historians.


STAFF RIDE PROGRAM

Staff rides apply lessons from the past to present-day Army leadership for current application. Utilizing historic events, on the actual terrain where a battle occurred, the participant gets examples of tactics, strategy, communication, logistics, and the psychology of men and women in battle that can be applied in today’s military operations.


HISTORY PUBLICATIONS

Who Was John Parker?
SYMBOLS
USARC Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
Approved 24 June 1991