ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. - Army Lt. Gen. Thomas James Jr, Commanding General, First Army, discusses the importance of readiness with battalion command teams who gathered in Arlington Heights, Illinois for a three-day briefing, hosted by the 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command, Mar. 8-10, 2019. The purpose of the briefing was to understand the 85th USARSC commanding general, Brig. Gen. Kris Belanger’s, vision statement of Enhancing Lethality with Superior Service, Proactive Support and World Class Trainers, while creating a shared understanding of the command relationship, where they are as an organization, and where the command is heading. The organization shares in a multi-component partnership with First Army, supporting observer coach/trainer support to ensure readiness of deploying forces. Command teams additionally were able to receive a demonstration of the Army Combat Fitness Test, the soon-to-be standard for Soldier fitness. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. David Lietz)


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