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)
Maj. Gen. Rodney Faulk, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve's 99th Readiness Division, joined the Fire Department of New York for a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony Sept. 11 at Fort Totten in Queens, New York City. The event honored the 343 firefighters and six U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers who were killed in the World Trade Center terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Five of the six Soldiers killed were also members of the FDNY in their civilian careers. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Salvatore Ottaviano, 99th RD 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)
Maj. Gen. Rodney Faulk, 99th Readiness Division commanding general, takes part in the July 4 Princeton Battlefield State Park celebration in Princeton, New Jersey. The event celebrated America's birthday, honored America’s history and accomplishments, and paid homage to the historic Battle of Princeton. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Deziree Lau, 99th RD Public Affairs)
(From left) Douglas Coppola, 99th Readiness Division director of Resource Management, Kevin Brew, 99th RD chief of accounting, and Maj. Gen. Rodney Faulk, 99th RD commanding general, gather during Brew’s Assistant Secretary of the Army Financial Management and Comptroller award recognition June 22 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Brew is the only U.S Army Reserve recipient of this year's award. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Deziree Lau, 99th RD Public Affairs)
Maj. Gen. Rodney Faulk, 99th Readiness Division commanding general, receives the safety brief prior to the aerial training and capabilities reconnaissance tour during the Effects Coordination Board June 16-17 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The ECB is an annual board where organizational leaders gather to facilitate a unified front across the Army Reserve to synchronize and integrate readiness while building enterprises with supported commands. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Deziree Lau, 99th RD Public Affairs)
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)
Maj. Gen. Rodney Faulk (left), commanding general of the Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, and Air Vice-Marshal Mick Smeath, British defence attache to the United States, place a memorial wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington Square in Philadelphia June 14 as part of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebrating her 70 years on the throne of England. The day’s events began with a naturalization ceremony for 13 new U.S. citizens at the National Constitution Center, followed by remarks from several senior Army leaders celebrating Flag Day and the U.S. Army’s 247th birthday, the administering of the Oath of Enlistment to dozens of new Army recruits, and a traditional cutting of the Army birthday cake. (U.S. Army photo by Sal Ottaviano, 99th Readiness Division Public Affairs)
Army Sgt. Taylor Bussiere was among doezens of Soldiers attending a virtual Yellow Ribbon event this past weekend in preparation for her first military deployment. The U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division continues to host virtual Yellow Ribbon events for Soldiers to share the numerous military-related resources, opportunities and benefits available to them before, during and after deployment. (U.S. Army screencapture by Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th RD Public Affairs)
Col. Jon Brierton (center), commander of U.S. Army Support Activity-Fort Dix and deputy commander-Army of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, cuts the ceremonial cake at 99th Readiness Division headquarters April 22 during a cake-cutting ceremony to celebrate the U.S. Army Reserve's 114th birthday. As tradition dictates, joining Brierton is Sgt. 1st Class Bonilla Allen, the oldest Soldier present (left), and Sgt. Kelvin Santiago, the youngest Soldier present. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Shawn Morris, 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)
Army Reserve Soldiers provide repatriation funeral honors to long-missing World War II hero
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)
Nov. 23, 2022 - 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 here...

DoD partners with Wyndham Hotels for Citizen-Soldier support
Picture of a plaque bestowed upon the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts on behalf of the DoD during the ESGR Statement of Support signing Nov. 9 in Parsippany, N.J.
Nov. 10, 2022 - ”The Employer Support Guard and Reserve establishes a symbiotic relationship between employer and employee,” said Brig. Gen. Beth Salisbury, deputy commanding general U.S. Army Reserve 99th Readiness Division, who took part...

New Army Reserve Ambassador appointed to Maine
Jeffrey Alan Morton has been appointed to the position of United States Army Reserve Ambassador for Maine. The Army Reserve Ambassador Program was established in 1998 to promote awareness of the Army Reserve, its goals and objectives, and to serve as a vital bridge in our states/communities to further educate and garner support for the Army Reserve. Army Regulation 140.1, Chapter 9 outlines the role, function and operational level of the USAR Ambassador.  Ambassadors are a powerful means of message delivery to the American people. (Courtesy photo)
Nov. 3, 2022 - Maj. Gen. Rodney Faulk, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, has confirmed the appointment by Lt. Gen. Jody J. Daniels, Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve...

New Army Reserve Ambassador appointed to Pennsylvania
Rev. Dr. Paul V. McCullough III has been appointed to the position of United States Army Reserve Ambassador for Pennsylvania. The Army Reserve Ambassador Program was established in 1998 to promote awareness of the Army Reserve, its goals and objectives, and to serve as a vital bridge in our states/communities to further educate and garner support for the Army Reserve. Army Regulation 140.1, Chapter 9 outlines the role, function and operational level of the USAR Ambassador.  Ambassadors are a powerful means of message delivery to the American people. (Courtesy photo)
Nov. 3, 2022 - Maj. Gen. Rodney Faulk, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, has confirmed the appointment by Lt. Gen. Jody J. Daniels, Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve...

New Army Reserve Ambassador appointed to Pennsylvania
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Nov. 3, 2022 - Maj. Gen. Rodney Faulk, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, has confirmed the appointment by Lt. Gen. Jody J. Daniels, Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve...

New Army Reserve Ambassador appointed to Vermont
Keith A. Baranow has been appointed to the position of United States Army Reserve Ambassador for Vermont. The Army Reserve Ambassador Program was established in 1998 to promote awareness of the Army Reserve, its goals and objectives, and to serve as a vital bridge in our states/communities to further educate and garner support for the Army Reserve. Army Regulation 140.1, Chapter 9 outlines the role, function and operational level of the USAR Ambassador.  Ambassadors are a powerful means of message delivery to the American people. (Courtesy photo)
Nov. 3, 2022 - Maj. Gen. Rodney Faulk, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, has confirmed the appointment by Lt. Gen. Jody J. Daniels, Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve...

New Army Reserve Ambassador appointed to Rhode Island
Maj. Gen. Rodney Faulk, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, has confirmed the appointment by Lt. Gen. Jody J. Daniels, Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command, of Ernest “Ernie” Almonte as a United States Army Reserve Ambassador for Rhode Island.  (courtesy photo)
Nov. 3, 2022 - Maj. Gen. Rodney Faulk, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, has confirmed the appointment by Lt. Gen. Jody J. Daniels, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve...

Army Reserve opens new training facility in Delaware
The U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 15 to officially open its new Army Reserve Center in Newark, Delaware. This state-of-the-art facility replaces two older structures in Dover and Lewes, allowing the Army Reserve to consolidate services into a single facility to enhance Soldier readiness and save taxpayer money. Distinguished guests at the event included Newark Mayor Stu Markham, Delaware Army Reserve Ambassador Stephan Murphy, 99th RD Command Sgt. Maj. Subretta Pompey, and retired Maj. Gen. Hugh Broomall, state chair for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve for Delaware. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Sal Ottaviano, 99th RD Public Affairs)
Oct. 27, 2022 - The U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 15 to officially open its new Army Reserve Center here...

Maj. Gen. Rodney L. Faulk
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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