"With Soldiers and equipment in more than 1,100 communities across the nation, America's Army Reserve is uniquely postured to employ capabilities critical to Homeland Defense and DSCA."

- Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey
Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command

LTG Charles D. Luckey, Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command, and Soldiers with the 4th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) are staged at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and ready to respond to Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts.
Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, wants Soldiers and commands to stay accountable and prepared this hurricane season.
Lt. Col. Andrew Vicencio updates a status tracker at the Tactical Operations Center in response to Hurricane Dorian at Fort Jackson,S.C., September 4, 2019. Vicencio, a Soldier with the 4th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) was called up on 72-hour notice to help provide a critical link between planners and forces on the ground in order to respond to Hurricane Dorian. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Felix R. Fimbres)
Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command, receive sa brief from Sgt. Bianca Chavira, at Fort Jackson, S.C., September 4,2019. Chavira is a 92M, Mortuary Affairs Specialist who was called up on 72-hour notice to help provide a critical link between planners and forces on the ground in order to respond to Hurricane Dorian. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Felix R. Fimbres)
Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command, receives a brief from Col. Julianne Lefevre, Commander, 4th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) at Fort Jackson, S.C., September 4, 2019. Tucker, a Soldier with the 4th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) was called up on 72-hour notice to help provide a critical link between planners and forces on the ground in order to respond to Hurricane Dorian. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Felix R. Fimbres)
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mike Garcia, a U.S. Army Reserve pilot with Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment, headquartered at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, climbs aboard a C-12 Huron aircraft prior to moving it into another hangar on Pope Airfield, Sept. 4, 2019, in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian, which is expected to hit the North Carolina coast within days. The company’s mission is to provide executive transportation to senior military officers, as well as supporting other high priority needs, such as blood resupply runs to medical sites, fly sniper teams, and travel to disaster relief sites as needed. Earlier in the morning, one of the company’s C-12 transported Lt. Gen. Charles Luckey, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve Command, to South Carolina, where Army Reserve Soldiers are staged to respond to relief efforts for Hurricane Dorian. Though made up mostly of Army Reserve officers who have civilian careers outside of the military, the company’s operation cell and pilots remain flexible to the needs of the military, often executing flight requests in less than 12 hours. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Brandon Harbaugh and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mike Garcia, U.S. Army Reserve pilots with Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment, headquartered at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, prepar to taxi a C-12 Huron aircraft into another hangar on Pope Airfield, Sept. 4, 2019, in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian, which is expected to hit the North Carolina coast within days. The company’s mission is to provide executive transportation to senior military officers, as well as supporting other high priority needs, such as blood resupply runs to medical sites, fly sniper teams, and travel to disaster relief sites as needed. Earlier in the morning, one of the company’s C-12 transported Lt. Gen. Charles Luckey, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve Command, to South Carolina, where Army Reserve Soldiers are staged to respond to relief efforts for Hurricane Dorian. Though made up mostly of Army Reserve officers who have civilian careers outside of the military, the company’s operation cell and pilots remain flexible to the needs of the military, often executing flight requests in less than 12 hours. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)
U.S. Army Reserve pilots and crewmembers with Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment, headquartered at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, move C-12 Huron aircraft into another hangar on Pope Airfield, Sept. 4, 2019, in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian, which is expected to hit the North Carolina coast within days. The company’s mission is to provide executive transportation to senior military officers, as well as supporting other high priority needs, such as blood resupply runs to medical sites, fly sniper teams, and travel to disaster relief sites as needed. Earlier in the morning, one of the company’s C-12 transported Lt. Gen. Charles Luckey, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve Command, to South Carolina, where Army Reserve Soldiers are staged to respond to relief efforts for Hurricane Dorian. Though made up mostly of Army Reserve officers who have civilian careers outside of the military, the company’s operation cell and pilots remain flexible to the needs of the military, often executing flight requests in less than 12 hours. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Brandon Harbaugh, a U.S. Army Reserve pilots with Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment, headquartered at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, packs up an equipment pouch after moving a C-12 Huron aircraft into another hangar on Pope Airfield, Sept. 4, 2019, in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian, which is expected to hit the North Carolina coast within days. The company’s mission is to provide executive transportation to senior military officers, as well as supporting other high priority needs, such as blood resupply runs to medical sites, fly sniper teams, and travel to disaster relief sites as needed. Earlier in the morning, one of the company’s C-12 transported Lt. Gen. Charles Luckey, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve Command, to South Carolina, where Army Reserve Soldiers are staged to respond to relief efforts for Hurricane Dorian. Though made up mostly of Army Reserve officers who have civilian careers outside of the military, the company’s operation cell and pilots remain flexible to the needs of the military, often executing flight requests in less than 12 hours. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Brandon Harbaugh and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mike Garcia, U.S. Army Reserve pilots with Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment, headquartered at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, walk off a C-12 Huron aircraft after moving it toward another hangar on Pope Airfield, Sept. 4, 2019, in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian, which is expected to hit the North Carolina coast within days. The company’s mission is to provide executive transportation to senior military officers, as well as supporting other high priority needs, such as blood resupply runs to medical sites, fly sniper teams, and travel to disaster relief sites as needed. Earlier in the morning, one of the company’s C-12 transported Lt. Gen. Charles Luckey, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve Command, to South Carolina, where Army Reserve Soldiers are staged to respond to relief efforts for Hurricane Dorian. Though made up mostly of Army Reserve officers who have civilian careers outside of the military, the company’s operation cell and pilots remain flexible to the needs of the military, often executing flight requests in less than 12 hours. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Dan Schoonmaker, a U.S. Army Reserve operations officer for Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment, headquartered at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, stands by a C-12 Huron aircraft prior to movement into another hangar on Pope Airfield, Sept. 4, 2019, in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian, which is expected to hit the North Carolina coast within days. The company’s mission is to provide executive transportation to senior military officers, as well as supporting other high priority needs, such as blood resupply runs to medical sites, fly sniper teams, and travel to disaster relief sites as needed. Earlier in the morning, one of the company’s C-12 transported Lt. Gen. Charles Luckey, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve Command, to South Carolina, where Army Reserve Soldiers are staged to respond to relief efforts for Hurricane Dorian. Though made up mostly of Army Reserve officers who have civilian careers outside of the military, the company’s operation cell and pilots remain flexible to the needs of the military, often executing flight requests in less than 12 hours. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)
Chris Palumbo, an aircraft mechanic assigned to Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment, headquartered at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, works on a C-12 Huron aircraft during a phase maintenance on Pope Airfield, Sept. 4, 2019. The company’s mission is to provide executive transportation to senior military officers, as well as supporting other high priority needs, such as blood resupply runs to medical sites, fly sniper teams, and travel to disaster relief sites as needed. Earlier in the morning, one of the company’s C-12 transported Lt. Gen. Charles Luckey, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve Command, to South Carolina, where Army Reserve Soldiers are staged to respond to relief efforts for Hurricane Dorian. Though made up mostly of Army Reserve officers who have civilian careers outside of the military, the company’s operation cell and pilots remain flexible to the needs of the military, often executing flight requests in less than 12 hours. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)
Josh Rebb, an aircraft mechanic assigned to Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment, headquartered at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, works on a C-12 Huron aircraft during a phase maintenance on Pope Airfield, Sept. 4, 2019. The company’s mission is to provide executive transportation to senior military officers, as well as supporting other high priority needs, such as blood resupply runs to medical sites, fly sniper teams, and travel to disaster relief sites as needed. Earlier in the morning, one of the company’s C-12 transported Lt. Gen. Charles Luckey, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve Command, to South Carolina, where Army Reserve Soldiers are staged to respond to relief efforts for Hurricane Dorian. Though made up mostly of Army Reserve officers who have civilian careers outside of the military, the company’s operation cell and pilots remain flexible to the needs of the military, often executing flight requests in less than 12 hours. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Kadee Spahn, a U.S. Army Reserve pilot with Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment, headquartered at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, talks to aircraft mechanic Josh Rebb prior to moving C-12 Huron aircraft into another hangar on Pope Airfield, Sept. 4, 2019, in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian, which is expected to hit the North Carolina coast within days. The company’s mission is to provide executive transportation to senior military officers, as well as supporting other high priority needs, such as blood resupply runs to medical sites, fly sniper teams, and travel to disaster relief sites as needed. Earlier in the morning, one of the company’s C-12 transported Lt. Gen. Charles Luckey, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve Command, to South Carolina, where Army Reserve Soldiers are staged to respond to relief efforts for Hurricane Dorian. Though made up mostly of Army Reserve officers who have civilian careers outside of the military, the company’s operation cell and pilots remain flexible to the needs of the military, often executing flight requests in less than 12 hours. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)
Josh Rebb, an aircraft mechanic assigned to Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment, headquartered at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, works on a C-12 Huron aircraft during a phase maintenance on Pope Airfield, Sept. 4, 2019. The company’s mission is to provide executive transportation to senior military officers, as well as supporting other high priority needs, such as blood resupply runs to medical sites, fly sniper teams, and travel to disaster relief sites as needed. Earlier in the morning, one of the company’s C-12 transported Lt. Gen. Charles Luckey, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve Command, to South Carolina, where Army Reserve Soldiers are staged to respond to relief efforts for Hurricane Dorian. Though made up mostly of Army Reserve officers who have civilian careers outside of the military, the company’s operation cell and pilots remain flexible to the needs of the military, often executing flight requests in less than 12 hours. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Brandon Harbaugh and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mike Garcia, U.S. Army Reserve pilots with Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment, headquartered at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, pose for a portrait next to a C-12 Huron aircraft prior to moving it into another hangar on Pope Airfield, Sept. 4, 2019, in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian, which is expected to hit the North Carolina coast within days. The company’s mission is to provide executive transportation to senior military officers, as well as supporting other high priority needs, such as blood resupply runs to medical sites, fly sniper teams, and travel to disaster relief sites as needed. Earlier in the morning, one of the company’s C-12 transported Lt. Gen. Charles Luckey, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve Command, to South Carolina, where Army Reserve Soldiers are staged to respond to relief efforts for Hurricane Dorian. Though made up mostly of Army Reserve officers who have civilian careers outside of the military, the company’s operation cell and pilots remain flexible to the needs of the military, often executing flight requests in less than 12 hours. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)
A generator rolls into Simmons Army Airfield during Hurricane Dorian preparations, Sept. 4, 2019, at Fort Bragg, NC. U.S. Army Reserve Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officers (EPLOs) coordinate disaster recovery efforts with federal, state, and local agencies. For Hurricane Dorian, Col. Kevin Embry and his team are working with FEMA and Fort Bragg officials as Hurricane Dorian moves up the eastern U.S. coast. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Timothy L. Hale)
A generator rolls into Simmons Army Airfield during Hurricane Dorian preparations, Sept. 4, 2019, at Fort Bragg, NC. U.S. Army Reserve Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officers (EPLOs) coordinate disaster recovery efforts with federal, state, and local agencies. For Hurricane Dorian, Col. Kevin Embry and his team are working with FEMA and Fort Bragg officials as Hurricane Dorian moves up the eastern U.S. coast. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Timothy L. Hale)
Lt. Col. Erik Verhoef, with U.S. Army Reserve Homeland Operations, talks with Jeff Glass, a FEMA field supervisor for national staging during Hurricane Dorian preparations at Simmons Army Airfield, Sept. 4, 2019, at Fort Bragg, NC. A generator rolls into Simmons Army Airfield during Hurricane Dorian preparations, Sept. 4, 2019, at Fort Bragg, NC. U.S. Army Reserve Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officers (EPLOs) coordinate disaster recovery efforts with federal, state, and local agencies. For Hurricane Dorian, Col. Kevin Embry, a U.S. Army Reserve EPLO, and his team are working with FEMA and Fort Bragg officials as Hurricane Dorian moves up the eastern U.S. coast. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Timothy L. Hale)
Adam Buehler, left, Fort Bragg's Installation Emergency Manager, talks with Col. Kevin Embry, a U.S. Army Reserve Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer, during Hurricane Dorian preparations at Simmons Army Airfield, Sept. 4, 2019, at Fort Bragg, NC. Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officers (EPLOs) coordinate disaster recovery efforts with federal, state, and local agencies. For Hurricane Dorian, Embry and his team are working with FEMA and Fort Bragg officials as Hurricane Dorian moves up the eastern U.S. coast. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Timothy L. Hale)
Col. Kevin Embry, a U.S. Army Reserve Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer, addresses local media during Hurricane Dorian preparations at Simmons Army Airfield, Sept. 4, 2019, at Fort Bragg, NC. Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officers (EPLOs) coordinate disaster recovery efforts with federal, state, and local agencies. For Hurricane Dorian, Embry and his team are working with FEMA and Fort Bragg officials as Hurricane Dorian moves up the eastern U.S. coast. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Timothy L. Hale)
Col. Kevin Embry, a U.S. Army Reserve Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer, addresses local media during Hurricane Dorian preparations at Simmons Army Airfield, Sept. 4, 2019, at Fort Bragg, NC. Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officers (EPLOs) coordinate disaster recovery efforts with federal, state, and local agencies. For Hurricane Dorian, Embry and his team are working with FEMA and Fort Bragg officials as Hurricane Dorian moves up the eastern U.S. coast. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Timothy L. Hale)
The Army Reserve includes substantial capabilities vital in disaster response and stands ready to support lead agencies for domestic emergencies and disaster relief efforts.

10 U.S. Code Section 12304a, amended by the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act provides new authority for the Active and Reserve Components (Title 10) to assist our citizens and communities in the United States during domestic emergencies to save lives, prevent human suffering and mitigate great property damage.

The Army Reserve provides federal support to Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) during emergencies with capabilities such as aviation lift, search and rescue or extraction, quartermaster (food, shelter, potable water, heated tents, etc.), civil affairs and public information as well as a significant portion of full-spectrum engineer capability.

For example, Army Reserve aircraft rapidly transport patients to critical-care facilities, and deliver critical personnel, supplies, equipment into affected areas. In the homeland, the Army Reserve is fully integrated into the standing Department of Defense task force postured for response to Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) events.


DSCAThe Army Reserve provides all of the Army’s Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officers (EPLOs) and half of those supporting the Department of Defense. These EPLOs serve as conduits, maintaining communications between the Department of Defense, federal, state and local governments, and nongovernmental organizations to coordinate assistance between all parties during emergency response events.

The Army Reserve will conduct DSCA response in two ways — immediate and deliberate. These responses differ in the authorities under which they are conducted and the source of the support request. Responses can be conducted independently or as part of a larger response effort. Title 10 USC Section 12304 authorizes Federal Reserve units, including the Army Reserve, to respond to certain emergencies and humanitarian assistance in other nations.


This includes the authority to order up to 200,000 members of the components to active duty for a continuous period of up to 365 days to provide assistance to either the federal government or an individual state in time of a serious man-made disaster, accident or natural catastrophe.

Title 10 USC Section 12304a authorizes the Army Reserve to provide disaster assistance to a major natural disaster or emergency in the United States at the request of the governor of a state.






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