LT. GEN. JODY J. DANIELS

CHIEF OF ARMY RESERVE AND COMMANDING GENERAL,
U.S. ARMY RESERVE COMMAND

 

 

 

 

MESSAGE TO THE FORCE

LTG Daniels One Year Message 02 AUG 2021Army Reserve Soldiers, Civilians, and Families:

Over the past two years, Command Sergeant Major Lombardo, Command Chief Nelligan and I have visited thousands of Soldiers to listen, learn, answer questions, and fix problems. This past year I emphasized Changing Culture by re-prioritizing focus onto tough, realistic training, done safely. Key to success will be good training and maintenance management. Also, leaders at echelon need to alleviate overburdened staffs by clearly prioritizing tasks and eliminating unnecessary requirements.

We also started a Recruiting and Retention Campaign to grow and retain our top talent, while bringing in the next generation of Army Reserve Soldiers. My Big Hairy Audacious Goal is to be over strength 3,000 Sergeants and 500 Captains by the end of my tenure in July 2024. This would enable progress toward eliminating the aggregation strategy.

To achieve this Goal, we need empowered and engaged leaders demonstrating presence (two levels down). Their top priority is: Tough, Realistic Training, Done Safely. Given our focus on Large Scale Combat Operations, we need greater proficiency in Training Management. Division and Brigade leaders and staffs need to help Battalion and Companies build, resource, conduct, and critique achievable training plans. Leaders need to assume risk when approving subordinates' training calendars and plans. Don't assume risk for safety.

Execute a maintenance management plan so that equipment is ready at a moment's notice. Focus on the basics: do preventative maintenance, use your equipment, and if it breaks, have the maintainers fix it. Build a positive relationship with your ECS/AMSAs.

 I need everyone's help with closing the knowledge divide between American Citizens and the military. Be a part of the "Meet Your Army" initiative. Te// Your Stories. Connect with the American public. Educate community and business leaders. Inspire others to serve. Talk to friends, neighbors, coworkers, and classmates about who you are and what you do for the Army Reserve and the Nation. Your amazing backgrounds and stories build bridges, help us recruit the best and the brightest, and let us remain an All Volunteer Force.

Ready Now!  Shaping Tomorrow…

Jody J. Daniels
Lieutenant General, U.S. Army
Chief of Army Reserve/Commanding General,
U.S. Army Reserve Command

 

Lt. Gen. Jody J. Daniels, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, hosted the Twilight Tattoo on June 22, 2022, at Fort Myer. The U.S. Army’s Twilight Tattoo is an action-packed military pageant featuring Soldiers from ceremonial units, the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own." Learn more about upcoming shows at https://twilight.mdw.army.mil/ Video By Lt. Tim Yao, Staff Sgt. David Graves and Sgt. Maria Elena Casneiro
Lt. Gen. Jody J. Daniels, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, is among the reserve and National Guard Bureau chiefs who testified before the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the fiscal year 2023 funding request and budget justification for the National Guard and Reserve.
Lt. Gen. Jody Daniels, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, addresses leaders to help retain our diverse and uniquely talented Army Reserve team.
Lt. Gen. Jody Daniels, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, speaks out against extremism. Extremism is not welcome in our ranks and we must get back to the culture of dignity and respect so that we can be ready now, shaping tomorrow.
Lt. Gen. Jody Daniels, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, speaks out against sexual assault and sexual harassment in our ranks. All of us must work together to create an environment of trust and respect.
Lt. Gen. Jody Daniels, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, introduces her husband Mr. John McCarthy to the Army Reserve. Mr. McCarthy is working with Family Programs and looks forward to hearing from Soldiers, Civilian employees and Families.
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If you had five minutes to speak to junior Soldiers, what advice would she give them?
ARMY RESERVE PRIORITIES

PEOPLE

People

Foster a mindset of teamwork, continuous learning, and growth so our Soldiers desire to continue to serve and lead.  Treat one another with dignity and respect.

MODERNIZATION

Modernization

Position the Army Reserve for Multi-Domain Operations.  Mobilize quickly and employ the necessary capabilities to win the future fight.

READINESS

Readiness

Master the fundamentals.  Focus on junior leader development and attract new talent.

STRENGTHEN ALLIANCES AND PARTNERSHIPS

Strengthen alliances and partnerships

Invest in partnerships that enable Soldiers to maintain healthy dual civilian-military career progression, meaningful Army Reserve service, and strong, supportive Families and communities.

REFORM

Reform

Empower subordinate leaders with authorities to successfully lead and train the Soldiers.  Remove unnecessary requirements that stifle progress.

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Lt. Gen. Jody J. Daniels
Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command

Lt. Gen. Jody J. Daniels assumed the role of Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command, on July 28, 2020. Daniels most recently served as the Commanding General of the 88th Readiness Division headquartered at Fort Snelling, Minn., and Fort McCoy, Wis. She has more than 37 years of active and reserve military service.

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