Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley addresses U.S. Army Reserve senior leaders at the Iron Mike Conference, April 25, 2016, Fort Bragg, N.C. With the readiness of the Total Army as his No. 1 priority, Milley said, "It is our job to be ready, to provide options to the President of the United States."

CSA Milley: 'Readiness is my No. 1 priority'

Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley said the readiness of the Total Army is his number one priority. This message was at the forefront of his talk to leaders at the U.S. Army Reserve Command Senior Leader Conference, April 25, 2016 at......READ MORE

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First Army, as FORSCOM's designated coordinating authority for implementation of the Army Total Force Policy, partners with USAR and ARNG leadership to advise, assist, and train RC formations to achieve Department of the Army directed readiness requirements during both pre- and postmobilization through multicomponent integrated collective training, enabling FORSCOM to provide Combatant Commanders trained and ready forces in support of worldwide requirements.


First Army designs and conducts collective training and exercises to train RC Soldiers, staffs and command teams. Our observer coach/trainers provide training support to RC forces to achieve and sustain training readiness.


"In 2016, First Army will set the conditions for the readiness of the Army's total force for years to come. Bold Shift delivers: habitual partnerships, the right training support at the right time, increased predictability for reserve- component units, optimized reserve-component readiness and reduced postmobilization training time"

Lt. Gen. Michael S. Tucker, Commanding General, First Army

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