AUSA Webinar Features Army Reserve CSM

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AUSA Webinar Features Army Reserve CSM

The senior enlisted soldier of the Army Reserve speaks Dec. 9 in a webinar hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army.

Army Reserve Prepares for Complex Future Battlefield

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Army Reserve Prepares for Complex Future Battlefield

The Army Reserve must prepare its commanders and soldiers for multidomain operations with training that incorporates mission command, tools that can replicate domains other than land, and the platforms soldiers need to remain physically fit and resilient, senior leaders said.

Army North Ramps Up COVID-19 Response

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Army North Ramps Up COVID-19 Response

U.S. Army North, already overseeing DoD COVID-19 operations in Texas, will deploy military medical personnel to California as the global fight against the novel coronavirus continues.

“We’re working with FEMA across the entire country to determine what other military capabilities may be needed to assist in this fight,” Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson, Army North commander, said July 14 during the Association of the U.S. Army’s Thought Leaders webinar series.

Daniels Nominated to Be Army Reserve Chief

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Daniels Nominated to Be Army Reserve Chief

Maj. Gen. Jody Daniels, commander of the Army Reserve’s 88th Regional Readiness Division and a former chief of staff for Army Forces Command, has been nominated to be the next chief of the Army Reserve.

If confirmed by the Senate, Daniels will receive her third star and become the first woman to lead a major Army component. She would succeed Lt. Gen. Charles Luckey, who has led the Army Reserve since June 2016.

RAND: Get Creative to Fix Reserve Component Shortfalls

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RAND: Get Creative to Fix Reserve Component Shortfalls

The Army and the other services should explore new and different ways for troops to serve in the reserve component, which is struggling to recruit and compete for talent with the civilian sector, according to a recent RAND Corporation report.

This could include working from home, job-sharing options, flexible work schedules and even allowing some troops, especially those in highly specialized career fields, to be nondeployable, according to the report, titled “Manpower Alternatives to Enhance Total Force Capabilities.”

RAND: Deploy Smaller Guard, Reserve Units First

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RAND: Deploy Smaller Guard, Reserve Units First

The Army should focus on deploying smaller National Guard and Army Reserve units, which are quicker and easier to train, alongside active-duty troops if the service is called upon to quickly mobilize for a major conflict overseas.

A recent RAND Corp. report found it would take too much time to get larger reserve component formations—such as brigade combat teams or combat aviation brigades—properly mobilized and trained during the earlier periods of a conflict or contingency. 

Army May Keep Program for Active, Guard Units

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Army May Keep Program for Active, Guard Units

The Army is likely to continue a pilot program that pairs active-duty and reserve component units to build readiness and strengthen unit cohesion across the force, the new director of the Army National Guard said.

The Associated Units Program, launched in 2016, was designed to test whether combining units across the components would increase readiness and improve relationships and unit cohesion.

The pilot program was to run for three years, with senior Army leaders set to decide on the program by Sept. 30.

Army Reserve Facing Urgent Demands

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Army Reserve Facing Urgent Demands

Chief of Army Reserve Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey says his soldiers, their families and employers may feel the impact of having a more-ready force.