Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz, chief, Army Reserve, re-enlisted 60 Soldiers and Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) in the Nation's Capitol this morning to mark the 102nd birthday of the Army Reserve.

Soldiers from every state and U.S. territory were hand-selected for their accomplishments and overwhelming dedication to the Army Reserve. Among the Soldiers reenlisting were a Silver Star recipient, combat veterans, a Hurricane Katrina volunteer and an expectant mother.

"By re-enlisting here today, these Soldiers demonstrated their commitment to our nation and their communities, and they showed the selfless service and personal courage required to protect our way of life and keep all of our families safe,Aca,!A? Stultz said. Aca,!A"As part of the next generation of Army Reserve leadership, they will ensure our ability to shape the force to meet the security challenges of the future."

The National Capitol Reenlistment Ceremony afforded the Army Reserve a unique opportunity to honor Soldiers who have chosen to continue service. Army leaders at the highest level attended the ceremony.

The ceremony today was the culmination of a weeks worth of activities for the participating Soldiers and their families. Soldiers participated in a wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and visited with Congressmen, visited the Library of Congress, and toured the Pentagon.

The Army Reserve is an indispensible operational force, delivering combat support and combat service support capability to the Army for America's defense.

From its early beginnings as a Medical Reserve Corps, today's Army Reserve mobilizes almost continuously. Each day, Army Reserve Soldiers and their Families make unprecedented sacrifices in response to lengthy and repeated deployments. Just since 1990, the Army Reserve supported nine major operations and several lesser contingencies. This legacy of service and the most recent contributions at home and abroad have set the conditions necessary to embrace the future for the Army Reserve.

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