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NEWS | Nov. 16, 2016

ARMEDCOM leadership briefs readiness on their road to ‘awesome’

By Lt. Col. Angela Wallace Army Reserve Medical Command

PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—In his initial guidance to his organization upon taking command, U.S. Army Reserve Command Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, shared his vision to be America’s Army Reserve—the most capable, combat-ready, and lethal federal reserve force in the history of the Nation.  

“We will achieve this vision through leadership, energy and execution…three key things to get us on the road to awesome,” Luckey advised.

In support of Luckey’s vision, Maj. Gen. David J. Conboy, the Deputy Commanding General for Operations, and USARC staff joined Army Reserve Medical Command Commander, Maj. Gen. Mary E. Link, and leadership teams and staff throughout her command to conduct a Command Readiness Review (CR2) at the C.W. “Bill” Young Armed Forces Reserve Center on 4-6 Nov., to assess how ARMEDCOM’s readiness posture aligns with the U.S. Army Reserve’s global requirements.

“I’m focused on the future.  What do we need in the future to be successful?... What we do is inherently risky, but we have to work together in order to reduce those risks,” said Conboy.

In his training guidance to the field dated Oct. 27, 2016, Luckey directed that everyone work together in preparation for the emerging threat environment.

CR2 is one way that leadership throughout the organization works to align those efforts.  Discussions during the review focused on physical fitness, resilience programs, training and execution of missions throughout a progressive readiness cycle, ensuring focus remained on ways to improve individual and collective readiness.

Each of ARMEDCOM’s subordinate command teams presented their readiness posture to the DCG-O and USARC staff, defining areas of deficiency and presenting strategies to meet their readiness requirements.

During Link’s closing remarks to the audience, she reaffirmed her guidance to her command: “My vision for Army Reserve Medical Command is for us to be the Army Reserve’s premier medical command.  We will do this by providing trained and ready medical professional Soldiers, delivering vital medical capabilities essential to the total force.”