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)
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...

81st Readiness Division Shines with Multiple Awards at August Battle Assembly
81st Readiness Division held an award ceremony for its Reserve Soldiers and Civilians
Aug. 25, 2023 - FORT JACKSON, S.C. — Maj. Gen. Bob Harter honored Soldiers and Civilians from the 81st Readiness Division with a series of prestigious awards Aug. 21, 2023, during the unit's Battle Assembly, reflecting their remarkable...

81st Readiness Division hosts Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event
Soldiers stand for the playing of the National Anthem during the 81st Readiness Division Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event in Atlanta, Georgia, March 25, 2023. The military program is designed to assist Soldiers preparing for or reintegrating from a deployment.
April 28, 2023 - U.S. Army Soldiers traveled from different states nationwide, to attend the 81st Readiness Division Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event in Atlanta, March 25-26...

Army Reserve's 81st Wildcats honor Vietnam veterans for 50th anniversary
Veterans of the Vietnam War were invited to the 81st Readiness Division by Commanding General Maj. Gen. Robert D. Harter for a ceremony held in their honor yesterday.

(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Crystal Harlow)
April 6, 2023 - Friends, family, service members, and more than 50 Vietnam veterans gathered at the Army Reserve's 81st Readiness Division headquarters in honor of National Vietnam War Veterans Day...

Teaching kids how the Army Reserve treats 'boo-boos and owies'
Soldiers with the 874th Forward Resuscitative Surgical Detachment kicked off their annual training last week with a community engagement at a local elementary school where they showed kids how the Army Reserve medically treats injured Soldiers. (U.S. Army photo by Tommy Crosby)
April 6, 2023 - Soldiers with the 874th Forward Resuscitative Surgical Detachment (FRSD) kicked off their annual training last week with a community engagement at a local elementary school where they showed kids how the Army Reserve...

Readying Soldiers -- One Soldier at a Time
April 5, 2023 - Soldiers representing more than 10 units across four states have gathered at the 81st Readiness Division headquarters for the 2nd annual Holistic Health and Fitness summit. The summit, hosted by the sole H2F team in the Army...

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