One hundred and three years ago on April 23rd, the Army Reserve was born as a small reserve corps of 160 medical professionals. Since its inception, this specialized force evolved to become a crucial element of the Army’s overall deployable and warfighting capability.
As the Nation’s defense requirements changed, the Army Reserve developed critical “enabling” capabilities beyond its medical role to meet new military missions that include logistics, engineering, transportation, security, medical and civil affairs support.
Today’s Warrior-Citizen is an integral part of the Army’s operational force, deploying on a cyclic basis to support Army operations worldwide. With more than 170,000 Army Reservists mobilized since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, the force is more experienced than ever before.
“As we celebrate another successful year, let us pause to remember and honor the lives of the men and women who have paid the ultimate price in service to our country. Their work proved exemplary and their courage unwavering. They will forever remain in our hearts and minds.” ~ Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz, Chief, Army Reserve and United States Army Reserve Command.
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