State Ambassadors

Fernando Fernandez
Puerto Rico Ambassador
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Rene Berlingeri-Otero
Puerto Rico Ambassador
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Puerto Rico At A Glance
For nearly 100 years, Puerto Rico’s Citizen Soldiers have answered the nation’s call to defend freedom. Since the 9/11 attacks, 5,000 Soldiers from Puerto Rico have mobilized and deployed in support of the nation. Soldiers from the 246th and 311th Mortuary Affairs Companies were mobilized within 72 hours of notification to conduct mortuary operations at the Pentagon.

The Army Reserve forces have become an essential part of the Total Force, with streamlined, deployable forces and Citizen Soldiers who embody the warrior mindset and spirit. Hundreds of Soldiers assigned to the 35th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, based in Juana Diaz, deployed to the Middle East to provide tactical communications support throughout the Central Command area of operations to several units, enabling senior commanders to maintain command and control of their respective missions.

These Soldiers are also ready to deliver critical humanitarian assistance, wherever and whenever needed. In addition to providing mission command and direct administrative and logistical support in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the 1st Mission Support Command, Fort Buchanan, is prepared for Defense Support of Civil Authorities. 

With thousands of Soldiers in highly technical and specialized career fields such as logistics, transportation, training, engineering, information technology, communications and law enforcement, the Army Reserve in Puerto Rico stands ready to respond to hurricanes, earthquakes or other complex catastrophes.






PR CAPABILITIES
MILITARY POLICE

FINANCE

ENGINEER

CIVIL AFFAIRS

MEDICAL

LOGISTICS

QUARTERMASTER

TRANSPORTATION

SIGNAL

TRAINING SUPPORT