Army Reserve Command Sergeant Major



America's Army - Our Profession
 
"“As we transition from an army of war to an army of preparation, leadership is critical and NCOs must provide that leadership. We must provide direction, instill discipline and hold ourselves and our Soldiers accountable for meeting the Army standards.” 
                                                                                                                                                           -- Command Sgt. Maj. Luther Thomas, Jr.
 
Trust (FY14, OCT-MAR)
The Bedrock of our Army Profession – is belief in and reliance on the competence, character, and commitment of Army Professionals, units, and organizations. By upholding the Army Ethic and living by Army Values in our decisions and actions, we reinforce trust among Soldiers, Army Civilians, our Families, and with the American people whom we serve.
(a) In order to reinforce our sacred trust with the American people, Army Professionals collectively demonstrate Military Expertise, contribute Honorable Service; serve as Stewards of the Army Profession; and exhibit unwavering Esprit de Corps.
(b) In order to reinforce Trust within the Army Profession, we strive to continuously develop our competence, character, and commitment - performing our duty discipline and to standard. We uphold the Army Ethic and will not tolerate decisions or actions that are inconsistent with Army Values.
 
 
Honorable Service and Stewardship of the Army Profession (FY14, APR-SEP)
(a) Honorable Service – Our Noble Calling to Serve the Nation – is an essential characteristic of the Army Profession; it is devotion to duty, defending the American people, in a manner consistent with the Army Ethic and Army Values. Army Professionals live by Army Values in the conduct of the Mission and performance of duty, with discipline and to standard.
(b) Stewardship of the Army Profession – Caring for Soldiers, Army Civilians, and Resources – is the responsibility of all Army Professionals. Through Stewardship we maintain the five essential characteristics of the Army Profession, now and for the future. We do this by developing our subordinates, peers, and leaders in competence, character, and commitment. This requires our willingness to offer and accept coaching, counseling, and mentoring. At the same time, we safeguard and maintain our property (equipment, facilities, and installations); and we are responsible and accountable for the proper use of our supplies and provisions.
 
Our Profession Resources:
Developing Professionals for the Army 2020
 
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Army Reserve Association Scholarship: The Army Reserve Association (ARA) Scholarships for calendar year 2013 have been awarded!
 
Senior Enlisted Management Office website (AKO site. CAC is required.)
 
Structured Self Development - Structured Self-Development is generally Web-based training that enhances previously acquired skills, knowledge, behaviors and experience. SSD is an important supplement to the Noncommissioned Officer Education System. Army Regulation 350-1 defines SSD as required learning that continues throughout a Soldier's career and is closely linked to and synchronized with classroom and on-the-job learning. This training also contributes to personal development and increases the potential for progressively complex and higher-level assignments. SSD promotes lifelong learning and also sets conditions for continuous growth as a warrior and warrior leader.
 
Suicide Prevention
 
Fort Family - Army Reserve Call Center
Fort Family is providing a single gateway to responsive Family Crisis Assistance, available 24/7, 365 days a year.  It provides a unit and community based solution to connect people to people.  By pinpointing Families-in-need and local community resources, the AR can quickly connect the Soldier Family and resources thus providing installation-commensurate services in the geographic location of the crisis.  Fort Family has established a community based capacity by engaging our Nation's "Sea of Goodwill" to support Soldiers and Families closest to where they live.
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Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness (CSF2) is a long-term, enduring initiative that broadens the assessment and training of every member of the army beyond the standard physical and technical abilities. Psychological strength, like physical strength, does not just "happen"- it must be trained, practiced, and refined. Just as everyone enters the army with a variable amount of strength in each of the dimensions of strength (physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and family), both the rate of improvement and ultimate achievement will differ for every soldier, army civilian and family member. With eleven years of demanding ongoing deployments and a high operational tempo, coupled with the health of the force issues that we face today, a focus on comprehensive fitness has become a readiness mandate.