Unity Within Total Army Critical to Future Success

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Unity Within Total Army Critical to Future Success

The world keeps changing, but the in-depth analysis in a 2016 report whose main theme was the importance of harmony among the Army’s three components remains relevant, the authors of a new paper assert.

Busy Guard, Reserve Must Adapt for Future

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Busy Guard, Reserve Must Adapt for Future

Faced with two nuclear-capable competitors in China and Russia, Army National Guard and Army Reserve forces must modernize to ensure readiness, the components’ leaders told lawmakers.

Army Reserve Steps Up Retention Efforts

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Army Reserve Steps Up Retention Efforts

The Army Reserve has set long-term retention goals as it strives to keep quality soldiers in the ranks despite having missed its recruiting targets for two consecutive years, the component’s top enlisted leader said.

In remarks Dec. 13 during a webinar hosted by Association of the U.S. Army, Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Lombardo acknowledged the Reserve missed its fiscal 2021 recruiting goal but added that there are “some positive aspects” that offset the challenge.

Army Reserve CSM Speaks at AUSA Webinar

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Army Reserve CSM Speaks at AUSA Webinar

The senior enlisted leader of the Army Reserve will speak Dec. 13 during a webinar hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army. 

Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Lombardo’s presentation is part of The AUSA Noon Report series. The event begins at noon Eastern. It is free, but registration is required here.  

Reserve Soldiers Continue Mission Despite COVID-19

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Reserve Soldiers Continue Mission Despite COVID-19

Despite a host of challenges, the first major Army Reserve unit to mobilize as the COVID-19 pandemic set in recently completed a successful nine-month deployment to the Middle East, supporting operations across 13 countries while keeping soldiers safe.

Army Reserve Works to Hit 2021 End Strength Goals

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Army Reserve Works to Hit 2021 End Strength Goals

The Army Reserve is set to meet its end strength goal this year, according to the component’s senior enlisted soldier, who said that while the component missed last year’s recruiting mission, it surpassed its retention goals.

Describing 2020 as “a tough year” for the Army Reserve as it carried out multiple emergency missions at home, Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Lombardo, who became the 14th command sergeant major of the Army Reserve in April, said the component has increased its mission requirements and is executing a plan that will help boost recruiting.