"In a complex and unsettled global environment characterized by a resurgence of great power competition between nations, America’s Army Reserve has pressed aggressively and relentlessly to increase its readiness and lethality – driving its ability to support large-scale combat operations to a new level." - LTG Charles D. Luckey
LETTER FROM THE CHIEF OF ARMY RESERVE
ON BEHALF OF THE SOLDIERS AND FAMILIES OF AMERICA’S ARMY RESERVE, and Employers who share the best talent on Earth with this Team, it is my pleasure to present this latest edition of Army Reserve at a Glance – a report on the posture, strength and capabilities of the Army Reserve, as well as our economic impact across the Nation and around the globe. We appreciate your sustained commitment to this force of dedicated professionals as they serve the people of the United States and live the Army Values.
In a complex and unsettled global environment characterized by a resurgence of great power competition between nations, America’s Army Reserve has pressed aggressively and relentlessly to increase its readiness and lethality – driving its ability to support large-scale combat operations to a new level. Bringing essential enabling capabilities to the fight, we have adapted our strategy to anticipate and match the threats of tomorrow, shifting our focus from predictable rotational deployments and episodic readiness to an expeditionary posture capable of executing combat and combat support operations against peer adversaries with unprecedented speed and scale.
Driving this change has been tough work for the entire team. At its core, it has demanded that we grow and embrace a new culture, focused on warfighting readiness, ensuring the continued criticality of this Component as an essential partner in the Total Force. This has required a fundamental shift in both mindset and perspective, but through inspired leadership, boundless energy and the enthusiastic commitment of this team at all echelons, we have come a long way – not only in terms of increased readiness, but in the new spirit that has taken hold across this force. It is, to be sure, producing the most capable, combat-ready and lethal Army Reserve in the history of the Nation.
For well over a Century, America’s Army Reserve has answered the Nation’s call. Tomorrow will be no different. We are ready for the challenges of our time. Looking ahead, I will continue to rely on you – America’s leaders and influencers – to encourage our fellow citizens in communities, on campuses and across congressional districts, to see themselves as our teammates in national security, sharing superb talent with us as we build and sustain the most powerful federal Reserve force in History.
As we continue to trek down the Road to Awesome be assured that America’s Army Reserve will lead the way.
Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey,
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