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STAND-TO! Edition: Monday, June 11 2012

Today's Focus:

U.S. Army Reserve Rally Point 32:

Senior Leaders are Saying

Never in our nation's history has the Army Reserve been more indispensable to America's Army. For after a decade of war, the Army Reserve has evolved into a central part of the total force. With streamlined deployable forces and Citizen-Soldiers that embody the Warrior spirit. Our Army Reserve Soldiers and civilians are truly 'twice the citizen'.

- Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley, during the assumption of command ceremony as the 32nd Chief of the U.S. Army Reserve and the seventh commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve Command, Fort Bragg, N.C., June 9.

Lt. Gen. Talley: Never has the Army Reserve been more indispensable to the Army

What They're Saying

On this Army Birthday, I would like to thank more than one million Soldiers who served to protect our great nation. It is your loyalty and heroism and the sacrifices of your family that makes me proud to serve alongside you in America's Army. Also, I would like to recognize the members of our community, who selflessly dedicate their time and efforts in supporting us. Together we are Army Strong! Happy Birthday, Army!

- Medal of Honor Recipient Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry, wishes the U.S. Army on its 237th Birthday.

Video: Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry sends a birthday message to the Army for the 2012 Army Birthday

For more, community and Soldier birthday shout-outs visit the Army 237th Birthday site and click on News and Video tab.

A Culture of Engagement

Today's Focus

U.S. Army Reserve Rally Point 32: Enabling Prevent, Shape, Win

What is it?

Rally Point 32 (RLY32) defines the 32nd Chief of Army Reserve (CAR) and Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley's strategic direction and guidance on the path ahead for the Army Reserve in support of the Army and Joint Force Vision 2020.

RLY32 ties together the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army's Marching Orders, Army Reserve Vision and Strategy 2020 (PDF), and the Army Reserve Campaign Plan. It describes the CAR's intent to sustain a high-quality, all-volunteer, operational Army Reserve for Army and Joint Force missions at home and abroad. Army Reserve Soldiers, leaders, and units will couple vital military capabilities with civilian acquired skills to provide strategic depth across the full range of military operations.

What has the Army Reserve done?

Over the past ten years of war, the Army Reserve has been engaged globally in support of our Army and in service to the nation, demonstrating we are America's enduring reserve force of decisive action. In order to ensure we can maintain our unique capabilities and capacity, it is appropriate to rally as we move forward as an Operational Army Reserve to Objective (OBJ) Army 2020 and Joint Force 2020.

What continued efforts does the Army Reserve have planned for the future?

The Army Reserve continues to build an impressive and historic record of wartime service to our nation. Since the attacks of 9-11, the Army Reserve has mobilized more than 200,000 personnel to support operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Today, more than 11,000 Army Reserve Soldiers are deployed in more than 20 countries around the world, supporting combat operations, theater security cooperation and humanitarian missions, and mil-to-mil training events in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Uganda, the Philippines, Cuba, and Djibouti, just to name a few.

Why is this important to the Army?

The future will require an Army Reserve that can enable our Army to Prevent, Shape, and Win across a full range of missions. The cost effective capabilities resident in the Army Reserve will remain essential to the Army as it realigns itself to meet the challenges of declining budgets, a strategic shift in emphasis to the Asia-Pacific region and regionally aligned forces, and a broadening of focus to the full range of military operations.

Resources:

Army Reserve

Marching Orders, 38th Chief of Staff, U.S. Army (PDF)
Rally Point, 32nd Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command (PDF)
Lt. Gen. Talley: Operational flexibility and strategic depth essential

STAND-TO!: 2012 Army Reserve Posture Statement

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