In all, 444 Army Reserve units were mobilized while individual Reserve Soldiers were assigned to fill two Army National Guard divisions, bringing them to fighting strength. U.S. policymakers considered the activation of the Army Reserve a strategic success that contributed to Soviet de-escalation by June 1962; demonstrating U.S. strength and resolve and buying time for the Army to add two divisions to its strategic reserve.
TODAY: SUSTAINABLE READINESS
Today, under Sustainable Readiness, all components of the Army must remain ready and postured to protect the Nation and its interests.
For the Army Reserve, this means prioritizing readiness in allocated units and early-entry/set-the theater enabling capabilities required to meet planned contingency operations.It also means prioritizing readiness and its four components (Manning, Training, Equipping, and Leader Development) with targeted initiatives.