Ready and Resilient Mission

The Army provides Ready and Resilient (R2) capabilities to Commanders and Leaders to enable them to achieve and sustain personal readiness, foster an environment of trust, and optimize human performance in environments of uncertainty and persistent danger.

What's Different?

The Ready and Resilient Campaign integrates and synchronizes multiple efforts and initiatives to improve the readiness and resilience of the Total Army - Soldiers (active duty, Reserve, National Guard), Army civilians and Families. Ready and Resilient will build upon mental, physical, emotional, behavioral and spiritual resilience in our Soldiers, Families and civilians to enhance their ability to manage the rigors and challenges of a demanding profession. At the heart of this initiative is a focus on building the personal as an enabler to achieving enhanced performance, which directly links to the increased readiness of the individual, their unit and the Total Army.

Specifically, Ready and Resilient will...

  • Provide comprehensive resilience training for Soldiers, Family members and Army civilians, which develops coping skills and behaviors and increases capability.
  • Ensure education about and promotion of preventative measures that encourage self-awareness, deter high-risk behaviors, and support healthy alternatives that produce positive outcomes.
  • Develop improved methods to provide leaders and commanders timely and accurate information and metrics to aid them in better identifying "at risk" and "high-risk" Soldiers, enabling early intervention.
  • Increase emphasis on leadership involvement, empowerment and accountability to promote help-seeking behavior.
  • Produce an enduring cultural change and yield an Army environment that supports and develops its members to perform at their optimum level both personally and professionally, and enables them to overcome setbacks, recover and grow from adversities and thrive on a sustained basis.
  • Challenge its members and leaders to embrace and live by the Army profession, values and ethics.
  • Produce a supportive Army climate that ensures its members are treated with dignity and respect while sustaining a resilient force.
  • Institute a scientific process for measuring success and implementing lessons learned to restructure Army systems and processes to better prioritize resources while promoting resilience throughout the Total Army.

Why Is It Important?

  • A healthy mind and body are essential to individual and unit readiness.
  • Resilience combines mental, emotional, and physical skills to generate optimal performance (i.e. readiness) - in combat, healing after injury, and in managing work and home life.
  • Resilient individuals are better able to bounce back and overcome adversity by leveraging mental and emotional skills and behavior by seeking out training.
  • Individual resilience can be built, maintained, and strengthened when viewed as an enduring concept and acquired through regular training.

An Army Soldier...

  • Is a skilled professional who lives by the Soldier's creed and Army values.
  • Works with strong Army civilian teammates, who embody the same resilient characteristics.
  • Is a valued member of the Army team, who treats all with dignity and respect.
  • Manages sleep, diet and mind/body conditioning to become stronger and optimize performance.
  • Bounces back from adversity to thrive and meet goals and objectives.
  • Is self-aware, seeks help when needed and intervenes to help others, treats all with dignity and respect.
  • Embraces challenges, solves problems, continuously learns, improves and strengthens.



An Army Family...

  • Is an essential member of the Army Team
  • Is able to thrive and remain strong through deployments, reassignments, and adversity
  • Is aware of resources, and willing to seek help for themselves and their Soldier when needed
  • Supports other families, connects with their community and makes positive contributions



An Army Civilian...

  • Is a skilled professional who lives by the Civilian Corps Creed and Army Values
  • Works with strong Army Soldiers to provide stability and continuity during war and peace
  • Is a valued member of the Army Team crucial to support military operations and provide full complement to military occupational specialties
  • Seeks out training and self development opportunities to strengthen readiness and resilience



An Army Leader...

  • Leads by example, sets and enforces high standards and holds themselves and others accountable
  • Establishes a climate that fosters resilience and trust
  • Knows their team and equips team members with the skills to achieve missions, overcome challenges and grow
  • Teaches, coaches and mentors team members through positive thinking and effective problem solving



An Army Unit...

  • Is well-led and cohesive, with members proud to be part of the Team
  • Is trained, resourced and equipped to accomplish assigned tasks and quickly adapt to future missions
  • Is comprised of members who provide each other and their families strength and encouragement in all situations and conditions
  • Is stronger and more resilient than the sum of its individual parts



Stories

Resilience powerful anecdote to adversity

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Wounded Warrior athletes get on track at Army Trials

Wounded Warrior get on track at Army Trials

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Army Trials athletes participate in Transition Beyond the Medal workshop

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Cancer claims crusader against veteran suicides

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Army teens at Camp Parks receive resilience...

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Army to integrate prevention and intervention...

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Army works to prevent suicide through education, intervention

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Army offers deployment resilience training to spouses

Army offers deployment resilience training to...

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Boston to New York ruck march continues to raise awareness of veteran suicides

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Brain trauma experts talk impact, emerging care options

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Cadets test mental skills in the field

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Strike leads Performance Triad pilot program

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Amazing Quest

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Cadets build performance skills

Cadets build performance skills

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Army G-1 Lt. Gen. James McConville

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 Protection against infectious diseases

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Soldiers in Transition learn skills needed to navigate challenges, find focus

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Dailey calms fears over troop cuts

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Career Intermission Pilot Program offers Soldiers a break

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Army to realign brigades, cut 40,000 Soldiers, 17,000 civilians

Army to realign brigades, cut 40,000 Soldiers...

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Mindfulness-based stress reduction finds a place in the military

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Amputee Army athlete defeats injuries with willpower

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Army temporarily expands re-enlistment window

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CSF2 Performance Expert discusses mental skills with a crew going through Bradley crew qualification.

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Therapy through filmmaking

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Fast:outmaneuver enemies physically, cognitively

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Swimmer to participate on Army team for Warrior Games

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Recruiting Challenges Discussed at Annual CASA Conference

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LED light

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Non-commissioned officers advise care for key assignments

Non-commissioned officers advise care for key...

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Service member outlines journey to Ranger school

Service member outlines journey to Ranger school

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McHugh scales up civilian workforce transformation

McHugh scales up civilian workforce...

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New Army commercial reintroduces America to the institution

New Army commercial reintroduces America to the...

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Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Training Center

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Army trains future equal opportunity leaders

Army trains future equal opportunity leaders

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Performance expert: Leaders should foster culture of fitness

Performance expert: Leaders should foster...

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Army Trials track athletes receive performance training

Army takes holistic approach to training during...

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Prevention key to eliminating sexual assault

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Cyclists receive performance training throughout Army Trials

Cyclists receive performance training...

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Athletes participating in Army Trials receive tools, skills to help set goals and succeed through transition

Army Trials athletes receive tools, skills to...

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Defense Health Agency leader offers Soldiers sleep tips

Defense Health Agency leader offers Soldiers...

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ArmyFit website offers information on how to achieve, sustain lasting fitness

ArmyFit website offers information on how to...

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New military working dog equipment sets give service handlers a paw up

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DOD civilian, retired Soldier says resiliency lessons helped him beat cancer

DOD civilian, retired Soldier says resiliency...

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Odierno: Brigade readiness half what it should be

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Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy helps resolve PTSD

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NCOs teach resiliency skills

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Course aims to improve marksmanship across Army

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Soldier for Life: Expert offers salary negotiation tips

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Enhanced continuous evaluation of Army personnel planned

Enhanced continuous evaluation of Army...

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Training prepares Soldiers, families for reintegration

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Army sees Soldiers as greatest asset

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Partnership enhances resilience, understanding of ethics, profession

Partnership enhances resilience, understanding...

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Army, industry partners prep Soldiers for jobs

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Hunting the Good Stuff during resiliency training

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Hagel thanks Soldier for confronting unethical behavior online

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Charley Lix

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Christmas meal at Bagram Airfield

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New webpage allows vets with PTSD to apply for discharge upgrade

New webpage allows vets with PTSD to apply for...

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Quick trip promotes resiliency in Liberia

Quick trip promotes resiliency in Liberia

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Army SHARP

Report shows Army making progress in SHARP...

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Ronald Bartley drives

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Panelists

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Psychiatric service dogs helping veterans with PTSD

Psychiatric service dogs helping veterans with...

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Graduation Day

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MG Wilmot

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Soldiers fishing with God

Soldiers fishing with God

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Confident mens sitting volleyball team ready to compete

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Industry mentorships could help Soldiers transition after Army

Industry mentorships could help Soldiers...

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NC Guard chaplain fights breast cancer on her own terms

NC Guard chaplain fights breast cancer on her...

On Oct. 12, 2014, in Franklinton, North Carolina, National Guard Chaplain Maj. Melissa Culbreth sat laughing and joking in a chair on the front porch of the farm where she works, while her... MORE about NC Guard chaplain fights breast cancer on her own terms

Considereing Changes to Recruiting

Army considering major changes for recruiting

The U.S. Army Recruiting Command is considering a number of dramatic changes to help deal with what it perceives as an extremely challenging recruiting environment in coming years. MORE about Army considering major changes for recruiting

Human Dimension: Army Medicine part of culture change

Human Dimension: Army Medicine part of culture...

Winning wars in the future will not be about who has the best technology or the latest weapons. The difference between success and failure will be the "human dimension." MORE about Human Dimension: Army Medicine part of culture change

Senior leaders pledge renewed focus on family...

The Army's top leaders said in the face of changing missions and budget cuts, family readiness is more important than ever. They made the remarks in a town hall-style panel during a family forum at... MORE about Senior leaders pledge renewed focus on family readiness, resilience

Better gear under evaluation for both winter, tropical climates

Better gear under evaluation for both winter...

Up in Alaska, the Army is looking to evaluate some new winter weather gear for Soldiers, including newer face masks, better gloves, and more modern tentage. MORE about Better gear under evaluation for both winter, tropical climates

Aiming high: Fall hunt to help wounded warriors

Aiming high: Fall hunt to help wounded warriors

Fort Rucker, Alabama, is doing what it can to improve the quality of life for wounded warriors, and people are welcome to join in and do their part by participating in this year's fall hunt to... MORE about Aiming high: Fall hunt to help wounded warriors

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R2 Leadership

Quotes

  • We are committed to every Soldier and our efforts are focused on prevention well before the individual chooses suicide as their only option.

    Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, Army Surgeon General and Commander of the U.S. Army Medical Command

  • "Research has shown that if you can get Soldiers to get treatment before symptoms become severe then that leads to the best outcome for Soldiers and their families."

    Thomas W. Britt

    The Clemson University psychology professor facilitated a behavioral health study that aims to create an intervention for Soldiers focused on reducing the stigma of seeking treatment.

  • "We have long known our Army is the best trained, best equipped, and best resourced force in the world; going forward, our Army should also be the 'most resilient' force in a world with ever-increasing challenges."

    John M. McHugh

    Secretary of the Army

  • "From our individual Soldiers and Civilians to our Units and Families, we must be committed to investing in building enduring strength in a holistic way."

    John M. McHugh

    Secretary of the Army

  • "We have a window of opportunity here to make our Army better and stronger if we focus on the right things and resiliency is one of the right things that will make the Army stronger and more effective."

    Gen. Raymond T. Odierno

    Chief of Staff of the Army

  • "R2C is an enduring program to equip our Soldiers, Families and Civilians to be Army Strong!"

    Gen. John F. Campbell

    Vice Chief of the Army

  • "We have to take our Soldiers from the time they come into the Army and build resiliency within them all the way until the time they get out, not only with our Soldiers and their Families, but with our great civilians."

    Gen. John F. Campbell

    Vice Chief of the Army

  • We are committed to every Soldier and our efforts are focused on prevention well before the individual chooses suicide as their only option.

    Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, Army Surgeon General and Commander of the U.S. Army Medical Command

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