Maj. Gen. Al Rosende, commanding general of the 63rd Readiness Division speak with CH (Maj.) Dawn Siebold, operations chaplains with the 63rd RD speak about how to assist kids going through changes in their routines and environment due to COVID19. Chaplain Siebold who has a background in family counseling discusses how to approach children based on their age groups and preferred activities to explain and discuss the coronavirus.
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Maj. Gen. Alberto Rosende, commanding general, 63rd Readiness Division located at the Army Reserve Center in Mountain View, Calif., speaks to the Soldiers, Families, Civilians within the 63rd RD Seven-State Southwestern region of the U.S. on the resources available on the various 63rd RD social media platforms and website regarding the Corona virus (COVID-19).
FAQs: COVID-19 impact to the U.S. Army Reserve
April 7, 2020 - These questions have been submitted by Soldiers to various U.S. Army Reserve social media websites. Here, Soldiers may find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

81st Readiness Division hosts Effects Coordination Board to maximize collaboration, increase efficiencies among readiness divisions
81st Readiness Division Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Kenneth D. Jones, hosts an Effects Coordination Board for senior U.S. Army Reserve leadership across the four readiness divisions nationwide at the 81st RD Headquarters, Feb. 7-8, 2020. Guests collaborated on four key lines of effort to meet readiness objectives: human resources, infrastructure, operations and logistics. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Christina M. Dion)
Feb. 14, 2020 - The 81st Readiness Division Commanding General Maj. Gen. Kenneth D. Jones hosted an Effects Coordination Board for senior U.S. Army Reserve leadership across the four readiness divisions nationwide at the 81st RD Headquarters, Feb. 7-8, 2020.

Army Reserve, California Guard come together for Yellow Ribbon event
A Family Readiness Board answers questions from the audience during a Yellow Ribbon event hosted by the 63rd Readiness Division at Anaheim, California, November 16, 2019. The 63rd RD hosts Yellow Ribbon events as a part of their mission to facilitate readiness of Reserve component Soldiers as a part of the Army Total Force. (U.S. Army Photo, Staff Sgt. Ian M. Kummer, 63rd Readiness Division)
Nov. 26, 2019 - The battle might be over when the mission is accomplished, but the war isn't won until the Soldiers are home safe and reintegrated with their families and communities.

Ambassadors Communicating Strategically within Civilian Communities
Army Reserve ambassadors for the 63rd Readiness Division along with various other participants conclude the 2019 Army Reserve Ambassador workshop in San Diego, California on August 17, 2019 with a group photo. The ARAs under the 63rd RD participate in their annual workshop to sharpen their skills within their respective communities. (Photo by  Rosario G. Urquieta)
Sept. 3, 2019 - The 63rd Readiness Division conducted their 2019 Army Reserve Ambassador (ARA) workshop on August 16

Army announces Expert Soldier Badge
Army senior leaders announced the implementation of the Expert Soldier Badge, June 14. Similar to the Expert Infantryman Badge and the Expert Field Medical Badge, the ESB will allow commanders the opportunity to recognize Soldiers outside the Infantry, Special Forces and medical communities who have met a high standard of performance in physical fitness and warfighting tasks. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army graphic)
June 17, 2019 - In conjunction with the U.S. Army's 244th Birthday, the Army announced a new proficiency badge today, called the Expert Soldier Badge. The ESB is designed to improve lethality, recognize excellence in Solder combat skills and increase individual, unit and overall Army readiness. The ESB is the equivalent of the Expert Infantry Badge and Expert Field Medical Badge but for all other military occupational specialties in the Army. Commanders will soon be able to use the badge to recognize Soldiers who attain excellence in physical fitness and marksmanship and a high standard of expertise in land navigation and performing warfighting tasks. 

Sgt. 1st Class Stephanie Hendricks, Leading from the Front
FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. -  The 63rd Readiness Division and Fort Hunter Liggett are leading the way to increase Army Reserve membership in the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club (SAMC) be establishing the West Coast Chapter. They plan on hosting at least two boards annually at Fort Hunter Liggett and Parks Reserve Forces Training Area.

During the week of May 21, 2018, five Army Reserve Soldiers participated in the SAMC’s intensive exam process to prove their physical, mental, weapons, and leadership skills. Pictured is Sgt. 1st Class Stephanie Hendricks with the 11th Battalion, Army Reserve Careers Division with her sponsor Master Sgt. Hector Soto at the Fort Hunter Liggett weapons qualification range during the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club testing. 

The SAMC is an elite Army organization of Soldiers that exemplify the Army Corps and community service. When a Soldier is inducted, he/she is given a medallation and induction certificate in a formal ceremony.
May 23, 2019 - Not everyone can join the elite Sgt. Audie Murphy Club (SAMC) but Sgt. 1st Class Stephanie Hendricks with the 11th Battalion, Army Reserve Careers Division (ARCD) based at Moffett Field, California, joined the ranks in September 2018.

Fort Hunter Liggett Soldiers, civilians undergo Media 101 Training
Soldiers and civilians with Fort Hunter Liggett attend a Media 101 Training on post Oct. 25. The purpose of the training is to educate the people who work on post on how to interact with media. The half-day training involved a lecture portion and also gave trainees the chance to put what they learned to practice by participating in mock press conferences and getting interviewed by real members of the local media.
Nov. 2, 2018 - A few laughs and chuckles rang out in the classroom as Soldiers and civilians with Fort Hunter Liggett watched the viral video of Professor Robert Kelly trying to conduct an interview for the BBC as his children blundered into the background. The video was just one of a few examples of the worst interviews of 2017 that opened the Media 101 Training at Fort Hunter Liggett, California, on Oct. 25.

Top-notch NCOs strive for the Sergeant Audie Murphy Award
It’s the first time that an Army Reserve Readiness Division has hosted and selected top-notch noncommissioned officers into the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Award (SAMA) program. The 63d Readiness Division accepted an immense responsibility of leading and hosting a competitive SAMA board on May 28, 2018. Exceptional noncommissioned officers compete for the honor of being selected and inducted into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club (SAMC) by conducting an Army Physical Fitness test and weapons qualification, displaying their knowledge of drill and ceremony, taking an exam, writing an essay, and being questioned and evaluated by a board of sergeants major.
Sept. 21, 2018 - It’s the first time that an Army Reserve Readiness Division has hosted and selected top-notch noncommissioned officers into the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Award (SAMA) program. The 63rd Readiness Division accepted an immense responsibility of leading and hosting a competitive SAMA board on May 28, 2018.

The strength, drive and determination of an Army Reserve Soldier
U.S. Army Reserve soldier, Sgt. Justin Vargas, 3rd Main Command Post Operational Detachment, assigned under III Corps stands while his daughter Nyasha removes the specialist rank while Maj. John Barry, 3rd Main Command Post Operational Detachment commander (left) stands to the left as the promotion takes place inside the hall of the III Corps headquarters on Fort Hood, Texas, on June 8. The 2018 all-Army combatives Lacerda Cup tournament was held on Fort Benning, Georgia in April which was eight years after continuous tournaments if Fort Hood, Texas.
Aug. 7, 2018 - A U.S. Army Reserve Soldier, father of two, husband, and a full-time civilian employee; this Soldier’s determination and persistent drive to meet his goals while maintaining his military career, civilian responsibilities, and spirit demonstrates his strength, and willpower to make his goals a reality.

Army Reserve Soldiers going extra mile - Sgt. Audie Murphy Club
The 63rd Readiness Division and Fort Hunter Liggett teamed up and hosted the first SAMC Phase III and IV boards at FHL in September 2017, and once again during the week of May 21, 2018. Five Army Reserve Soldiers participated in the Sgt. Audie Murphy Award program’s intensive tests, and at the end, only two Soldiers proved their mettle to live up to Staff Sgt. Audie Murphy’s heroic standards of leadership and selfless service: Sgt. 1st Class Francisco Matos with the 63rd RD, and Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Caffey with the 91st Training Division. The Phase IV Board members have forwarded Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Caffey and Sgt. 1st Class Francisco Matos membership recommendations to Forces Command for approval. They will be formally inducted into the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club and presented their membership medals in September 2018. For more info: http://www.audiemurphy.com/samc.htm.
June 11, 2018 - The 63rd Readiness Division and Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., teamed up and hosted the first SAMA Phase III and IV boards at FHL in September 2017, and once again during the week of May 21, 2018. Five Army Reserve Soldiers participated in the SAMA’s intensive tests, and at the end, only two Soldiers proved their mettle to live up to Staff Sgt. Audie Murphy’s heroic standards of leadership and selfless service: Sgt. 1st Class Francisco Matos with the 63rd RD, and Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Caffey with the 91st Training Division.

Maj. Gen. Alberto C. Rosende
Commanding General
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