In an era of great power competition, the Army needs forces able to compete with adversaries, respond to crises, win in conflict, and prepare for the future. To accomplish this mission, the Army needs a dedicated federal reserve force that is ready today and prepared to meet the challenges of tomorrow. That force is the United States Army Reserve.
The Army Reserve is Ready Now, providing Soldiers and units to Combatant Commanders, enabling competition around the globe, supporting civil authorities in the homeland and conducting the foundational training required to win in great power conflict.
Nearly 190,000 Army Reserve Soldiers and 11,000 Civilians are present in all 50 States, five U.S. territories, and deployed to 23 countries around the world. The Army Reserve contains nearly half of the Army’s maneuver support and a quarter of its force mobilization capacity at only 6% of the total Army budget.
The Joint Force cannot deploy, fight, and win without the Army Reserve. The Army provides the bulk of sustainment and enabling forces to other services, and most of these enabling forces reside in the Army Reserve.