Army War College helps Chaplain ‘maintain effective and relevant religious support’
Chap. (Lt. Col.) Raymond Leach (right), deputy command chaplain and regional chaplain personnel manager for the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, receives his diploma during the U.S. Army War College graduation ceremony July 28, 2023, at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. “Since the Army’s work today is so very diverse and often is focused on providing human care and support across the globe, Chaplains are essential personnel at every level and in every mission,” Leach said. (Photo credit: U.S. Army War College)
April 4, 2024 - At first glance, sending an Army Chaplain to the U.S. Army War College may seem counter-intuitive.After all, Chaplains are often viewed as purveyors of peace; men (and women) of the cloth who are restricted from carrying a...

Army Reserve division hosts senior-enlisted leader symposium
Command Sgt. Maj. Subretta Pompey, command sergeant major of the U.S. Army Reserve's 99th Readiness Division, hosted the 99th RD Command Sergeant Major Symposium March 22-24 at division headquarters on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The three-day event was open to senior enlisted Army Reserve leaders throughout the 99th's 13-state region. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th RD Public Affairs)
March 29, 2024 - The U.S. Army Reserve's 99th Readiness Division held its Command Sergeant Major Symposium March 22-24 here at division headquarters...

Army Reserve Ambassador highlights female Army trailblazers
The U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division hosted a Women’s History Month “Lunch & Learn” event March 19 highlighting the U.S. Army’s 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion. The “Six Tripple Eight” was the first-and-only all-Black, all-female Army unit to deploy overseas during World War II. It consisted of 855 women under the command of Lt. Col. Charity Adams, the first African-American woman commissioned in the Women’s Army Corps. (Photo Source: National Archive and Records Administration)
March 26, 2024 - The U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division hosted a Women’s History Month “Lunch & Learn” event March 19 highlighting the U.S. Army’s 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion...

Army Reserve remembers past president’s birthday
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Major Robert Harris, Training Management Sergeant Major of the 99th Readiness Division and 1st Sgt. Martha Cotto, First Sergeant of the 99th Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment carry the wreath to President Grover Cleveland’s grave, along with US Army Maj. Gen. Kris A. Belanger, Commanding General, 99th Readiness Division and Princeton Mayor Mark Freda Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, New Jersey, March 18, 2024. The two non-commissioned officers volunteered for the special event held annually on former President Cleveland’s birthday. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Emilie Lenglain)
March 26, 2024 - The Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division hosted a wreath-laying ceremony for President Grover Cleveland on March 18 at his gravesite here in Princeton Cemetery...

Army Reserve seminars help retirees plan future
The 99th Readiness Division's Retirement Services Office hosted a two day Pre-Retirement Seminar Feb. 24-25 at the Armed Forces Reserve Center on Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, New York. More than 100 Army Reserve Soldiers attened the event to learn about the many benefits and options available to them upon retirement from the military. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th RD Public Affairs)
March 1, 2024 - The 99th Readiness Division's Retirement Services Office hosted a two-day Pre-Retirement Seminar Feb. 24-25 at the Armed Forces Reserve Center here...

Army Reserve Soldier reflects on mentorship during Black History Month
During Black History Month, Sgt. 1st Class Ronald Williams, an Active Guard Reserve Soldier, talked about mentoring young Soldiers. Williams works as G3 Operations NCO for the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division headquartered on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. (Courtesy photo)
Feb. 29, 2024 - He’s on the field, on the court, and out on the water angling for some bass – he enjoys it all, but even more so because fellow troops in his unit are enjoying it with him...

Chaplains bring fresh joe to Joes on Joint Base
Air Force, Navy and Army personnel pose for a picture after unwrapping a couple pallets of coffee at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.
Jan. 10, 2024 - “While a cup of coffee may seem like a small thing, it provides a means for service members and civilians to open doors and spark conversations with chaplains and religious affairs professionals,” said Lt. Col. Jonathan Hurt,...

Army Reserve leader remembers fallen at ‘modern Army’s birthplace’
Maj. Gen. Kris A. Belanger, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, served as keynote speaker for the annual Wreaths Across America event held Dec. 16 at Valley Forge’s Washington Memorial Chapel. The event was hosted by the Society of the Descendants of Washington’s army at Valley Forge. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th RD Public Affairs)
Dec. 29, 2023 - The U.S. Army Reserve took part in the annual Wreaths Across America event Dec. 16 at Valley Forge’s Washington Memorial Chapel here.Maj. Gen. Kris A. Belanger, commanding general of the Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness...

Maj. Gen. Mark W. Palzer
Commanding General 99th Readiness Division
VIEW BIO

Join the Conversation!