Maj. Gen. Bob D. Harter receives the 81st Readiness Division's guidon during his assumption of command ceremony held today at the 81st Readiness Division on Ft. Jackson, South Carolina. Harter, who officially assumed command of the 81st RD on September 20, 2022, most recently served as the Deputy Chief of the Army Reserve at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Distinguished guests at this event included Lt. Gen. Jody J. Daniels, Chief of the Arm Reserve and Commanding General of U.S. Army Reserve Command; the Honorable Kevin Shwedo, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army, South Carolina; Maj. Gen. Van McCarty, South Carolina Adjutant General; Mrs. Jennifer Harding, South Carolina State Chair, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve; Mr. George Sharpe, Staff Representative from the office of U.S. Senator Tim Scott; Mr. Sam Brick, United States Army Reserve Ambassador; Brig. Gen. Jason Kelly, Commanding General, U.S. Army Training Center and Fort Jackson; Brig. Gen. (Ret) Jan Haigler; Mr. Dan Beatty, Chairman, South Carolina Military Task Force; and Command Sgt. Maj. (Ret) Levi Maynard. (U.S. Army photo by Staff. Sgt. Crystal Harlow)
602nd Medical Company Area Support Soldiers practice triage on a mass decontamination line during Guardian Response, at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center on April 29, 2021.
602nd Medical Company Area Support Soldiers practice triage on a mass decontamination line during Guardian Response, at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center on April 29, 2021.
Soldiers from the 307th Chemical Company out of Bell, CA practiced decontamination techniques during Guardian Response, at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, April 21, 2021. Guardian Response is a field training exercise that validates U.S. Army units' ability to support the Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) in the event of a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) catastrophe. (U.S. Army Reserve video by Staff Sgt. Rodney Roldan)
81st Readiness Division Welcomes New Commanding General
Maj. Gen. Bob D. Harter receives the 81st Readiness Division's guidon during his assumption of command ceremony held today at the 81st Readiness Division on Ft. Jackson, South Carolina. Harter, who officially assumed command of the 81st RD on September 20, 2022, most recently served as the Deputy Chief of the Army Reserve at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.



Distinguished guests at this event included Lt. Gen. Jody J. Daniels, Chief of the Arm Reserve and Commanding General of U.S. Army Reserve Command; the Honorable Kevin Shwedo, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army, South Carolina; Maj. Gen. Van McCarty, South Carolina Adjutant General; Mrs. Jennifer Harding, South Carolina State Chair, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve; Mr. George Sharpe, Staff Representative from the office of U.S. Senator Tim Scott; Mr. Sam Brick, United States Army Reserve Ambassador; Brig. Gen. Jason Kelly, Commanding General, U.S. Army Training Center and Fort Jackson; Brig. Gen. (Ret) Jan Haigler; Mr. Dan Beatty, Chairman, South Carolina Military Task Force; and Command Sgt. Maj. (Ret) Levi Maynard.



(U.S. Army photo by Staff. Sgt. Crystal Harlow)
Oct. 6, 2022 - The 81st Readiness Division welcomed its newest commanding general on Oct. 5, 2022, as Maj. Gen. Robert D. Harter assumed command.Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General of U.S. Army Reserve Command, Lt. Gen. Jody J...

USACE, 81st Readiness Division breaks ground on first U.S. Army Reserve equipment concentration site in Florida
The U.S. Army Reserve 81st Readiness Division, in coordination with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Equipment Concentration Site in Gainesville, Florida, July 14, 2022.
Aug. 15, 2022 - The U.S. Army Reserve 81st Readiness Division, in coordination with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Equipment Concentration Site in Gainesville, Florida, July...

Playing at the Point
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Nathan Caldwell, a musician with the 208th Army Band, watches the sound check for the West Point band at the U.S. Military Academy Saturday, July 2, 2022. Caldwell is being honored for writing “At the Point,” one of the musical scores performed by the West Point Band. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. John W. Todd)
July 11, 2022 - When it comes to being honored as a performer, U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Anthony Caldwell has bragging rights.Caldwell was the guest of honor during a concert performed by the West Point Band at the U.S. Military Academy...

313th U.S. Army Band: Have horns, will travel
The jazz combo includes, from left, Sgt. 1st Class Zack Miller, on drums; Sgt. Raul Uriarte, on bass guitar; Sgt. Kevin Carter, jazz combo leader, on saxophone; and Spc. Ju’Nias Smoot, on keyboard. (Skip Vaughn)
May 25, 2022 - After the Army Materiel Command Band deactivated and moved out, the 313th U.S. Army Band moved in...

313th Army Band performs in Mardi Gras 2022 parade
U.S. Army Reserve soldiers from the 313th Army Band out of Huntsville, Alabama, participate in the Rex parade on Mar 1, 2022, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The bands performance not only displays the talent of the soldiers but can also be used as a recruitment tool and build relations with the local community. (Army Reserve image by Staff Sgt. Rodney Roldan).
March 7, 2022 - The 313th Army Band marched through the historical Rex parade route, entertaining Mardi Gras attendees with medleys from the Army Song to New Orleans style brass band classics Mar. 1...

Army Reserve Soldier trains alongside New York Army National Guard
U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Jimmy Aparicio (left), a wheeled vehicle mechanic for the 215th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment out of New Orleans, La., alongside Spc. Phoenix MacRabie, a wheeled vehicle mechanic from the New York Army National Guard’s 204th Engineer Battalion cuts a pipe during Guardian Response 21 at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Ind., April 24, 2021. Guardian Response is a homeland emergency response exercise commanded by the 78th Training Division to simulate disaster response training to sharpen the skills and increase the capabilities of U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers.
May 3, 2021 - When the opportunity to get extra training presented itself, one Army Reserve Soldier volunteered to work alongside the New York Army National Guard to get the advanced skills. Spc. Jimmy Aparicio, a wheeled vehicle mechanic...

Army Reserve Soldier: Actor and public affairs NCO
U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Rodney Roldan, training and operations noncommissioned officer (NCO) for the 209th Public Affairs Detachment (Broadcast) in Rome, Georgia, acted as a farmer in a movie March 24, 2021. Roldan played the part in the film “Outlaws in the Way” (2017).
March 26, 2021 - "You shouldn't limit yourself to what you can experience and learn," said Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Rodney Roldan, training and operations noncommissioned officer (NCO) for the 209th Public Affairs Detachment (Broadcast) in...

Army Reserve general officers share best practices with UNG cadets
Nearly 300 University of North Georgia cadets participated in the lunch and learn March 9, in both an in-person and virtual format. The hour-long event included vignettes on how best to leverage staff when coming up the ranks, coping with adversity, emotional intelligence, finding strength in crisis and diversity.
March 12, 2021 - The 81st Readiness Division commanding general, along with four other Army Reserve general officers, hosted a lunch and learn with cadets at the University of North Georgia March 9, 2021...

81st RD Commanding General Maj. Gen. Shawley visits Fort Buchanan as the garrison’s new senior commander
The week of January 10 – 15, 2021 marked the first visit of 81st Readiness Division Commanding General and Senior Commander of Fort Buchanan, P.R., Major General Jamelle C. Shawley to the military installation. Maj. Gen. Shawley participated in an office call with Fort Buchanan’s Command Group. (Grissel Rosa Public Affairs Officer)
Feb. 24, 2021 - The week of January 10–15, 2021 marked the first visit of 81st Readiness Division Commanding General and Senior Commander of Fort Buchanan Maj. Gen. Jamelle C. Shawley to the military installation...

FAQs: COVID-19 Vaccine
Jan. 12, 2021 - Here, Soldiers may find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the vaccine...

Maj. Gen. Robert D. Harter
Commanding General, 81st Readiness Division
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