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America’s Army Reserve and its People, Shaping Tomorrow

 

 

 

 

Fort Belvoir, VIRGINIA -- The Office of the Chief of Army Reserve (OCAR) celebrated the U.S. Army Reserve’s 114th birthday with a weeklong celebration.
On 23 April, America’s Army Reserve will celebrate the generations of Soldiers who, like many patriots before them, embraced their roles as “Citizen Soldiers,” continuing a proud and distinguished legacy of service in the Army Reserve. Since its inception as the Medical Reserve Corps 114 years ago, the United States Army Reserve has mobilized more than one million Soldiers in defense of the Nation. Through the Cold War, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf War, the Global War on Terror, and countless other crises, operations, emergencies, and natural disasters, Warrior Citizens have never failed to answer the Nation’s call.
East Point, Georgia – The Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 335th Signal Command (Theater), commemorates 114 years of Army Reserve history in service to the Army and the Nation with this motivating birthday shout-out video. The 335th Signal Command (Theater) provides signal and cyber units in direct support of Army Central Command in Southwest Asia and combatant commanders throughout the globe. Its primary mission is to plan, engineer, install, operate, maintain, secure, and defend the Army’s portion of the Department of Defense Information Network in support of U.S. Army, Joint, and Combined Forces Commanders.
Soldiers from the 410th Medical Company Logistics Support, the 330th Medical Brigade, and the 318th Theater Public Affairs Support Element wish the U.S. Army Reserve a happy 114th birthday for April 23, 2022, at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin on April 4, 2022. These Soldiers participated in weapons qualifications, an annual requirement for Reservists. (U.S. Army Reserve video by Pfc. Noah Carlsson)
The U.S. Army Reserve celebrates their 114th birthday on April 23, 2022. Defending the nation from foreign and domestic, these "Citizen Soldiers" have carried out missions through countless wars and humanitarian missions since 1908. (U.S. Army video by Spc. Collin S. MacKown)
Today's Army Reserve covers more than 20 time zones across five continents. Our people are the most important weapon system in accomplishing the mission, ensuring units are ready and capable to deliver victory. Our Soldiers are mentally tough and with a desire to serve their country now and lead troops into the fight of tomorrow. In an ever changing landscape of both visible and invisible threats, we stand ready to defeat our enemies anytime, anywhere. Modernization drives our ability to support operations in the multi-domain environment. We will mobilize rapidly with the right capabilities to win the future fight. America's Army Reserve is ready now, shaping tomorrow.
The Army Reserve of today can trace its roots as a "national" or federal Citizen-Soldier force that goes back more than a century. Over the years, with the crisis of a major war, the federal government mobilized large Citizen-Soldier forces and trained them for combat operations. Today, the Army Reserve has more than 200,000 Soldiers and Civilian employees and 2,000 units spread across 20 time zones. Army Reserve Warrior Citizens have been tested in the crucible of combat, earning their status as full partners in those operations; no longer a supplemental, strategic reserve force but rather an able and operational force upon whom the nation must routinely call. (U.S. Army Reserve video by Staff Sgt. Rodney Roldan)

On April 23rd, America’s Army Reserve will celebrate the generations of Soldiers who, like many patriots before them, embraced their roles as “Citizen Soldiers,” continuing their proud and distinguished legacy of service in the Army Reserve. Through the Cold War, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf War, and the Global War on Terror, and countless other crises, operations, emergencies, and natural disasters, Warrior Citizens of the Army Reserve have never failed to answer the Nation’s call.

April 23, 1908, Congress created the Medical Reserve Corps, a group of 160 doctors formed to provide the Nation with a reservoir of trained medical professionals for employment in times of national emergency.

A month after Congress established the Medical Reserve Corps in 1908, one of the Army Reserve’s greatest Citizen Soldiers, President Theodore Roosevelt, signed the bill into law. Later, under the National Defense Act of 1920, Congress created the Organized Reserves for officers and enlisted.

Army Reserve Soldiers from the 92nd Chemical Battalion, 415th Chemical Brigade, 76th Operational Response Command, load .50 caliber ammunition into an ammo holding can on top of a Stryker vehicle before conducting a live-fire night gunnery training exercise at Fort Stewart, Georgia, June 25. Soldiers from the 92nd Chemical Battalion are spending two-weeks at Fort Stewart conducting crew-served gunnery training to increase unit readiness, battlefield lethality and marksmanship skills. (Official U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent C. Powell)

 

Today, that reserve force is known as the U.S. Army Reserve, a specialized and skill-rich force of more than 189,000 Warrior Citizens.

Throughout history, Citizen Soldiers have leveraged professional skills while serving in uniform, adding substantial value and depth to the force, with skills, education and expertise acquired in the private sector.

The U.S. Army Reserve has always been, and will continue to be, comprised of men and women with great talents and throughout history, Citizen Soldiers have leveraged professional skills while serving in uniform, adding substantial value and depth to the force, with skills, education and expertise acquired in the private sector.

The U.S. Army Reserve is comprised of men and women with unique talents and abilities, and they manifest themselves through leadership, bravery, and strong ambition.

The U.S. Army Reserve is comprised of men and women with unique talents and abilities, and they manifest themselves through leadership, bravery, and strong ambition.

Since the activation of the Medical Reserve 114 years ago, the United States government mobilized more than one million Army Reserve Soldiers for the defense of the nation. Since 2001, more than 300,000 Army Reserve Soldiers have been mobilized and routinely deployed in 30 countries around the world, to include every major combat zone.

The service of these patriots made a decisive impact on the history of our country and of the world for the cause of freedom and democracy.

As we begin our next 114 years of service, we do so as one of the most battle-tested and experienced forces in our nation’s history. We are Ready Now… Shaping Tomorrow!

Join us, April 23, 2022, as we begin our next 114 years of service, we do so as one of the most battle-tested and experienced forces in our nation’s history.

Happy 114th Birthday, Army Reserve!

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