Maj. Gen. Kris A. Belanger, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, served as keynote speaker and panelist during The Manufacturing Institute’s annual Workforce Summit Oct. 17 at the Grand Hyatt in Atlanta, Georgia. Belanger shared details about efforts the Army Reserve is making to connect Soldiers with careers in varied fields, to include manufacturing, through its Private Public Partnership Office, which collaborates with organizations that can assist Soldiers with civilian employment opportunities. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th RD Public Affairs)
Col. John Wildermann (left), congressional legislative liaison for the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, greets 90-year-old Korean War Veterans Walter Larkin during Boston Veterans Day Parade Nov. 4. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the U.S. military’s All-Volunteer Force, which represented a paradigm shift for the military – instead of drafting young Americans to fill the ranks of the armed forces, the military began depending exclusively on volunteers, as it still does today. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th RD Public Affairs)
Brig. Gen. Daniel Hershkowitz, deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division honors Veterans during the Veterans Recognition breakfast hosted by Manheim Auto Auction.
Brig. Gen. Daniel Hershkowitz, deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve's 99th Readiness Division and 1st Lt. Michael Deprenger, deputy commanding generals aide de camp, 99th Readiness during the 9th Annual Philadelphia Parade Sunday Wed. Nov 5, 2023.
Maj. Gen. Kris A. Belanger, commanding general of the Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, takes part in the 39th Annual Bronx Veterans Day Parade Nov. 12, which focused on honoring America’s Vietnam veterans. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th RD Public Affairs)
Brig. Gen. Dan Hershkowitz, deputy commanding general of the Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, took part in the Baltimore City Veterans Day Parade Nov. 10. Marching in the parade were Maj. Gen. Janeen Birckhead, The Adjutant General for the Maryland National Guard who served as the parade’s grand marshal, and Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Sal Ottaviano, 99th RD Public Affairs)
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Kris Belanger, 99th Readiness Division commanding general, tours Fort Dix in a Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Nov. 20, 2023. JB MDL conducted a tour on Fort Dix to demonstrate the base’s readiness to rapidly train and respond to new threats globally. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aidan Thompson)
Brig. Gen. Daniel Hershkowitz, deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, during the Intrepid Museum’s Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony Dec. 7 in New York City.
Maj. Gen. Kris A. Belanger, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, served as keynote speaker for the annual Wreaths Across America event held Dec. 16 at Valley Forge’s Washington Memorial Chapel. The event was hosted by the Society of the Descendants of Washington’s army at Valley Forge. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th RD Public Affairs)
The U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division hosted its annual Holocaust Remembrance and Liberation Observation May 7 at division headquarters on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The Department of Defense theme of this year’s observance of the Days of Remembrance is, “Behind Every Name a Story: The Courageous.” (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Salvatore Ottaviano, 99th RD Public Affairs)
The U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division celebrated Earth Day at division headquarters on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, April 25 during Bring Your Child to Work Day. The central activity of the day took place when the children of 99th RD Soldiers and civilian employees planted two pollinator gardens. Staff and parents supervised the kids as they planted a variety of flowers in two garden beds built in front of the facility by the 99th RD Directorate of Public Works. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Salvatore Ottaviano, 99th RD Public Affairs)
Maj. Gen. Kris A. Belanger (pictured) assumed command of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division from Maj. Gen. Rodney L. Faulk during a change-of-command ceremony Aug. 11 at division headquarters on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Belanger, a New Jersey native of Wantage Township in Sussex County, is now responsible for providing logistic and administrative support for nearly 45,000 Army Reserve Soldiers living and serving throughout the Northeastern United States. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th RD Public Affairs)
The U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division and Military Intelligence Readiness Command hosted a ceremony on Fort Belvoir April 23 to memorialize the Army Reserve Center here on Kingman Road in the name of Staff Sgt. Richard S. Eaton Jr., who served as a counterintelligence agent within the MIRC. He died of heat-related injuries Aug. 12, 2003, following a protracted firefight in Al-Hit, Iraq. Serving as the event's official party were: Maj. Gen. Deborah Kotulich, Deputy Chief of Army Reserve; Brig. Gen. Melissa Adamski, MIRC commanding general; Brig. Gen. Daniel Hershkowitz, 99th RD deputy commanding general; and Sharon Noble Eaton, Staff Sgt. Eaton’s mother. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Salvatore Ottaviano, 99th RD Public Affairs)
Command Sgt. Maj. Subretta Pompey, command sergeant major of the U.S. Army Reserve's 99th Readiness Division, hosted the 99th RD Command Sergeant Major Symposium March 22-24 at division headquarters on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The three-day event was open to senior enlisted Army Reserve leaders throughout the 99th's 13-state region. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th RD Public Affairs)
The U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division hosted a Women’s History Month “Lunch & Learn” event March 19 highlighting the U.S. Army’s 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion. The “Six Tripple Eight” was the first-and-only all-Black, all-female Army unit to deploy overseas during World War II. It consisted of 855 women under the command of Lt. Col. Charity Adams, the first African-American woman commissioned in the Women’s Army Corps. (Photo Source: National Archive and Records Administration)
Retired Army Col. and Maryland Army Reserve Ambassador Edna W. Cummings stands with friends and colleagues, to include Maj. Gen. Kris A. Belanger, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division (second from right), during the 122nd birthday celebration of the Army War College held at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, Nov. 15, 2023.
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Major Robert Harris, Training Management Sergeant Major of the 99th Readiness Division and 1st Sgt. Martha Cotto, First Sergeant of the 99th Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment carry the wreath to President Grover Cleveland’s grave, along with US Army Maj. Gen. Kris A. Belanger, Commanding General, 99th Readiness Division and Princeton Mayor Mark Freda Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, New Jersey, March 18, 2024. The two non-commissioned officers volunteered for the special event held annually on former President Cleveland’s birthday. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Emilie Lenglain)
Lt. Gen. Jody J. Daniels, Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command, leads a group of Army Reserve senior leaders on a tour of the 99th Readiness Division’s Equipment Concentration Site 27 May 5 during the Yearly Training Brief hosted May 4-7 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. At the ECS, Daniels led discussions on best practices and efficiencies regarding repair and maintenance of Army Reserve vehicles and equipment. Ensuring the Army Reserve remains ready to deploy as needed is a priority for commanders across the formation. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th RD Public Affairs)
The U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division is forging ahead with its new National Incident Management System’s Incident Command System courses. The 99th RD’s mission was to work as the lead agency in developing the Incident Command Training Program for the Army Reserve. After some pilot courses and forming a training system, the first official USAR courses will take place in January 2023. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th RD Public Affairs)
Delaware Army Reserve Ambassador Stephan Murphy addresses local government officials during the monthly Chiefs of Police meeting held at the Dover Police Department in Delaware. “It’s council meetings like these that allow community members like me to educate, engage and make connections where we otherwise wouldn’t have one," Murphy said. Army Reserve Ambassadors are key influential volunteers with significant ties to their communities. They are people who operate at state and local level who represent the Chief of the Army Reserve without salary, wages or other benefits. To find more about the Ambassador program visit https://www.usar.army.mil/AmbassadorProgram/ (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Deziree Lau, 99th RD Public Affairs)
Mr. Stephen Harlan, 99th Readiness Division command historian, continued the division’s Staff Ride Program this past fall as its Soldiers and civilian employees learned lessons from the history of lower Manhattan. The intent of the Staff Ride Program is to give participants a greater appreciation for, and provide historical context to, their potential role in responding to natural and manmade disasters. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Sal Ottaviano, 99th RD Public Affairs)
Army Reserve Soldiers stationed in New York lent a hand to honor a long-missing casualty of World War II Nov. 19 at St. John Catholic Cemetery in Queens, New York. First Lt. John Joseph Heffernan Jr. served in the 490th Bombardment Squadron with the U.S. Army Air Corps. On Feb. 22, 1944, at age 24, he and six crewmates were lost when their B25G bomber caught fire and crashed into a field in Burma. From January to March 2019, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency conducted a recovery mission at the crash site of Heffernan’s bomber in Burma, now known as Myanmar. On Nov. 2, 2021, the DPAA positively identified Heffernan’s remains through DNA technology, from among those recovered. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Sal Ottaviano, 99th Readiness Division Public Affairs)
Capt. Jared Shoemaker, Defense Support of Civil Authorities planner for the Army Reserve's 99th Readiness Division (left), briefs Mr. Jose Flores and Sgt. 1st Class Juan Figueroa of the 99th RD G3 during the division's staff exercise May 13 at division headquarters on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The exercise was designed to establish and validate 99th RD actions in preparation for, and response to, a natural or man-made disaster. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th RD Public Affairs)
Photo of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Staff, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Veterans and guests of today’s ESGR Statement of Support signing Nov 9 in Parsippany, N.J.
Military and civilian leaders joined family members inside the Military Women’s Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery June 15 to celebrate President Joe Biden’s signing of the “Six Triple Eight” Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2021. The act awards the Congressional Gold Medal to the members of the Women’s Army Corps who were assigned to the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, better known as the “Six Triple Eight,” during World War II. The “Six Triple Eight” is now the only women’s military unit to receive the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal. (U.S. Army photo by Sal Ottaviano, 99th Readiness Division Public Affairs)
Army Reserve Ambassador Stephan Murphy of Delaware speaks with students and parents who had the chance to learn about the benefits of combining higher education with uniformed service during the Army Opportunity Day hosted March 22 at the Valley Forge Military College in Wayne, Pennsylvania. The event featured representatives from colleges and universities such as the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Temple University, Princeton University, Drexel University, Villanova University, the University of Delaware, West Chester University and the College of New Jersey. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Sal Ottaviano, 99th Readiness Division Public Affairs)
Command Sgt. Maj. Subretta L. Pompey (right) became the senior-enlisted leader of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division April 8 during an assumption-of-responsibility ceremony at division headquarters on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Pompey is the first African American and the first woman to serve in this position throughout the 99th's 80-year history, dating back to the 99th Infantry Division in World War II. Also pictured are Maj. Gen. Rodney L. Faulk, 99th RD commanding general (center) and Sgt. Maj. Sandra M. Cook, 99th RD acting senior-enlisted leader. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th Readiness Division Public Affairs)
Military vehicle, equipment expo raises awareness for all branches
Civilians line up to view the inside of a U.S. Coast Guard Response Boat-Small II (RB-S II) during the Touch-A-Truck: Sea, Land, Air and Space Expo at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, June 15, 2024.

This expo is for members of the local community to converse with U.S. service members and get hands-on experience with numerous vehicles, ranging from trucks to aircraft from all branches of the U.S. military.

(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Kayleigh Casto)
June 20, 2024 - The Touch-A-Truck: Sea, Land, Air and Space Expo was held at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, June 15, 2024...

Army Reserve leader celebrates Army’s 249th birthday in heart of Big Apple
Maj. Gen. Kris A. Belanger, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, served as guest speaker for the U.S. Army’s 249th birthday celebration June 14 in Times Square in New York City. Joining Belanger as guest speakers were James Hendon, commissioner of the New York City Department of Veterans’ Services, and Lt. Col. John “Rocky” Rhodes, commander of the NYC Recruiting Battalion. The event was highlighted by Belanger administering the Oath of Enlistment to new Army recruits and presenting a U.S. Army Minuteman scholarship along with Ronald “Ron” Shindel, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for New York. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th RD Public Affairs)
June 20, 2024 - The U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division teamed with the U.S. Army’s New York City Recruiting Battalion to celebrate the U.S. Army’s 249th birthday June 14 in Times Square...

Army Reserve leader celebrates Flag Day, Army Birthday in Philadelphia
Maj. Gen. Jami C. Shawley, Joint Staff J5 Staff Director for Strategic Initiatives, takes part in the Stripes and Stars Festival at Independence Hall June 14 to celebrate the shared birthday of two of our country’s greatest symbols of freedom – the American Flag and the U.S. Army. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Deziree Lau, 99th RD Public Affairs)
June 18, 2024 - “I’m honored to be here in Philadelphia recognizing the Army’s birthday and recognizing the commemoration of the origin of the flag, the first unifying symbol of our nation and honoring the people who have chosen to serve our...

Army Reserve leader helps welcome new U.S. citizens in Philadelphia
Col. John Wildermann, congressional legislative liaison for the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, spoke during a Naturalization Ceremony June 14 just outside Betsy Ross House for 13 new U.S. citizens. (Courtesy photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Michael Kennedy, 361st Theater Public Affairs Support Element, Mission Command Support Group, 99th Readiness Division)
June 18, 2024 - Thirteen new citizens took the Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America in the heart of Philadelphia’s Historic District just outside the Betsy Ross House June 14 during a naturalization ceremony...

U.S. Army Reserve leader honors fallen on Memorial Day
Col. John Wildermann, congressional legislative liaison for the U.S. Army Reserve's 99th Readiness Division, took part during the 65th Annual Matawan Borough Memorial Day Parade held May 27 at Memorial Park in Matawan, New Jersey. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Deziree Lau, 99th RD Public Affairs)
June 3, 2024 - “Thank you for taking the time to be a part of this day of national recognition to honor the military men and women who gave their lives in defense of our nation and its values,” said Col. John Wildermann, congressional...

Army Reserve senior leader honors ‘Greatest Generation’ on Memorial Day
Brig. Gen. Daniel Hershkowitz, deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, served as keynote speaker during the Memorial Day event held May 27 at Veterans’ Monument in Red Bank, New Jersey. Hershkowitz highlighted the sacrifices made by America’s “Greatest Generation” during World War Two, nothing that the commemoration of the 80th anniversary of D-Day begins next month. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Sal Ottaviano, 99th RD Public Affairs)
May 30, 2024 - As one Army Reserve senior leader honored fallen service members during the Memorial Day event held here May 27 at Veterans’ Monument, he highlighted the sacrifices made by America’s “Greatest Generation” at one of the...

America's Army Reserve celebrates Earth Day across the nation
The U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division celebrated Earth Day at division headquarters on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, April 25 during Bring Your Child to Work Day. The central activity of the day took place when the children of 99th RD Soldiers and civilian employees planted two pollinator gardens. Staff and parents supervised the kids as they planted a variety of flowers in two garden beds built in front of the facility by the 99th RD Directorate of Public Works. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Salvatore Ottaviano, 99th RD Public Affairs)
May 20, 2024 - The Office of the Chief, Army Reserve (OCAR) and U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) G-3/5/7 Engineers celebrated Earth Day with events at Fort Belvoir, VA and Fort Liberty, NC, respectively. The two events rolled up into a...

Army Reserve division hosts event for deploying Soldiers at nation’s capital
The U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division hosted a Yellow Ribbon event May 3-5 at The Westin Washington DC Downtown Hotel for Soldiers preparing for deployment. The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program is a DoD-wide effort to promote the well-being of Army Reserve and National Guard members, their families, and communities by connecting them with resources throughout the deployment cycle. Through Yellow Ribbon events, Soldiers and loved ones connect with local resources before and after deployments. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th RD Public Affairs)
May 16, 2024 - The U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division hosted a Yellow Ribbon event May 3-5 at The Westin Washington DC Downtown Hotel for Soldiers preparing for deployment...

Maj. Gen. Kris A. Belanger
Commanding General, 99th Readiness Division
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Command Sgt. Maj. Subretta L. Pompey
Command Sergeant Major, 99th Readiness Division
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