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)
U.S. Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Eric Folkestad, Deputy Commanding General 81st Readiness Division cuts the ribbon during the official opening ceremony of the Aguadilla Army Reserve Center ribbon cutting ceremony, Jan. 22,2023 in Puerto Rico. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Katherine Ramos)
U.S. Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Eric Folkestad, Deputy Commanding General 81st Readiness Division, delivering his remarks at the Aguadilla Army Reserve Center ribbon cutting ceremony, Jan. 22,2023 in Puerto Rico. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Katherine Ramos)
Soldiers raise their right hands and commit to continued serve in a mass reenlistment ceremony lead by Maj. Gen. Bob Harter, commanding general of the 81st Readiness Division, at the Division HQ Saturday. A team of career counselors from three battalions under the Army Reserve Careers Group helped organize this event by calling approximately 500 soldiers who were within their re-enlistment window. More than 20 Soldiers representing more than 10 units participated in this ceremony. Maj. Gen. Harter took time to speak to all the family members who came to support their Soldier. After the ceremony, Harter spoke to the Army Reserve Career Counselors about the importance of their roles in the Army, and thanked them for their hard work in helping make this event happen. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Crystal Harlow)
Maj. Gen. Bob Harter, commanding general of the 81st Readiness Division, lead a mass reenlistment ceremony at the Division HQ Saturday. A team of career counselors from three battalions under the Army Reserve Careers Group helped organize this event by calling approximately 500 soldiers who were within their re-enlistment window. More than 20 Soldiers representing more than 10 units participated in this ceremony. Maj. Gen. Harter took time to speak to all the family members who came to support their Soldier. After the ceremony, Harter spoke to the Army Reserve Career Counselors about the importance of their roles in the Army, and thanked them for their hard work in helping make this event happen. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Crystal Harlow)
U.S. Army Reserve Wins Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards
The U.S. Army Reserve 81st RD program team, Dan Thomas and Patrick Green, monitor compliance metrics using dashboards developed for 81st RD environmental programs. The successful development and implementation of a predictive analytics system earned the 81st RD a 2024 Secretary of the Army Environmental Award in the Environmental Quality, Non-Industrial Installation category.
May 23, 2024 - Congratulations to the U.S. Army Reserve's 81st Readiness Division (RD) and 88th RD - winners of the 2024 Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards Program. The awards program celebrates exceptional achievements in...

"Be All You Can Be" — How Tampa recruiting company guides recruits to Army career
U.S. Army 1st Sgt. O'Neil Findlay poses for a portrait outside of the Tampa Recruiting Company headquarters building in Tampa, Florida, on May 15, 2024. Findlay, who has been a recruiter for over 10 years, is currently the senior enlisted advisor for the TRC. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Danielle Sturgill)
May 21, 2024 - In March of 2023, the U.S. Army launched a massive campaign reviving the iconic “Be All You Can Be” from the 1980s. Despite the 40-year span between the two campaigns, some things are simply timeless.For Sgt. 1st Class...

How Kissimmee recruiter can help you "Be All You Can Be"
U.S. Army Sgt 1st Class Michael Fuller, an Army Recruiter, speaks about the benefits of joining the Army Reserve on May 14, 2024, at Osceola Recruiting Station in Kissimmee, Florida. In the Army Reserve, you'll earn money for education, cash bonuses, discounted health care, build retirement, and more. All while you pursue your civilian career or continue your education. (U.S. Army photo taken by Sgt. Daria Jackson)
May 20, 2024 - Embarking on a military career involves deciding whether to join the Army Reserve or Active Duty. While both paths are dedicated to serving the nation, they present unique aspects in terms of commitment, location, benefits,...

Fort Buchanan prepares for hurricane season
Leaders and staff members conducted a tabletop exercise on May 1 at the Puerto Rico National Guard compound to coordinate the response of the only United States Army installation on the island and the Caribbean, using as a scenario the possible impact of a category five hurricane.
May 10, 2024 - Leaders and staff members conducted a tabletop exercise on May 1 at the Puerto Rico National Guard compound to coordinate the response of the only United States Army installation on the island and the Caribbean, using as a...

Army discusses future of Holistic Health and Fitness at symposium
Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Weimer presents the keynote address during the Army’s Holistic Health and Fitness Symposium April 30, 2024 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Va. Weimer emphasized the importance for leaders to embrace and model H2F and to help make it part of the “basics” of an individual Soldier’s responsibility. (U.S. Army photo by Jean Wines)
May 9, 2024 - Leaders from across the U.S. Army, industry, and academia descended on the Hampton Roads Convention Center April 29 to May 1 for the 2024 Holistic Health and Fitness (H2F) Symposium...

Unity beyond the diamond: Army participates at White Sox game opener
Steven Herman, civilian aide to the Secretary of the Army, Illinois (left), U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Gen. Matthew Baker, commanding general, 88th Readiness Division, U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Antoinette Gant, chief, Army Enterprise Marketing Office, U.S. Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Rodney Boyd, adjutant general Illinois National Guard, and James Bland, civilian aide to the Secretary of the Army, Illinois (far right), pose for a photo during the Chicago White Sox home opener game at Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, March 28, 2024. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Maj. Shamika Hill)
April 10, 2024 - In the heart of baseball season’s opening day, where fans eagerly filled the stadium, another significant presence was there — the proud representation of the Army. Leaders from all three components of the Army, Army...

Army Reserve Conducts Annual Installation Status Report Centralized Training
Over 115 personnel from the U.S. Army Reserve, Deputy Chief of Staff G-9, Installations, and the Army National Guard attend the Fiscal Year 2024 Installation Status Report (ISR) Centralized Training from 9-11 January at C.W. Bill Young Armed Forces Reserve Center in Pinellas Park, FL. Hosted by the Army Reserve Installation Management Directorate (ARIMD), participants reviewed policy, responsibilities, and guidance, and were provided the necessary tools to effectively utilize all four components of the ISR program. The training is conducted annually to develop and sustain mission critical initiatives to support readiness of the Reserve components.
Feb. 14, 2024 - Over 115 personnel from the U.S. Army Reserve, Deputy Chief of Staff G-9, Installations, and the Army National Guard attended the Fiscal Year 2024 Installation Status Report (ISR) Centralized Training from 9-11 January at...

Country music artist becomes Army Reserve warrant officer
Gathering at Warrant Officer 1 Craig Morgan Greer’s pinning ceremony in Heiser Hall are, from left, his wife, Karen; Greer; Lee Adams, vice president of promotion for Broken Bow Records; and her husband, Randy Kuhn.
Feb. 6, 2024 - Country music star Craig Morgan wore his Army green service uniform Saturday at Redstone Arsenal.The Army Reserve Soldier was promoted to warrant officer in a pinning ceremony at Heiser Hall attended by his fellow members of...

From battlefield to farmland: North Carolina Army Reserve Soldiers enhance USDA with military skills
U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Linda Gerron, commander of the 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment (MPAD), engaging with farmers and the Burke-McDowell-Caldwell County Farm Service Agency team during a targeted outreach event for Hispanic farmers in Marion, North Carolina, on Feb. 16, 2023. In her civilian capacity, Gerron serves as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) state outreach and communications coordinator for North Carolina.
Nov. 9, 2023 - In an era where the United States faces great power competition on the world stage, the role of our Armed Forces becomes increasingly critical. The U.S. Army Reserve stands as a testament to readiness and adaptability,...

Wildcats Bleed for a Cause: 81st Readiness Division Soldiers Donate During Battle Assembly
Wildcats Bleed for a Cause: 81st Readiness Division Soldiers Donate During Battle Assembly
Aug. 25, 2023 - FORT JACKSON, S.C.– Soldiers and Civilians of the 81st Readiness Division paused their regular battle assembly training to embark on a significant initiative. They partnered with the American Red Cross for their second blood...

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