FORT BUCHANAN, Puerto Rico - Members of the 1st Mission Support Command (1st MSC), U.S. Army Reserve-Puerto Rico gathered at the command's headquarters, May 15-17, to participate in the organization's Mission Training Brief (MTB) in preparation for training year 2016.The MTB had the intent to ensure all units developed feasible, functional, and supportable training plans that enable them to successfully deploy to their assigned annual training missions and achieve their training readiness aim points."We came here to talk readiness. Here will establish a contract on how we will train our forces and how we are going to support the units to improve their level of readiness" said Brig. Gen. Jose R. Burgos, 1st MSC commanding general, during his opening remarks.According to Burgos the command must maintain a high level of readiness in its formations, at all times."Regardless of your current rating in the Army Force Generation cycle (ARFORGEN), we need to strive to always be ready," added Burgos, who led the meeting along with Command Sgt. Maj. Harry Muñoz, senior noncommissioned officer in the command.According to current policy, ARFORGEN is the core process for generating a supply of forces, using effective resource management in manning, training, and equipping in order to support the demands of combatant commanders and other Army requirements.During the briefing the two 1st MSC Regional Support Group (RSG) commanders, Cols. John W. Simma, 210th RSG commander and Michael W. Grosz, 166th RSG commander, had the opportunity to present and explain their training strategies, focusing on the readiness status of their commands in areas such as personnel, medical readiness, schools and physical readiness, among others."We can't train for annual training anymore. When we go to a mission is like we are going to war," said Simma during his presentation, flanked by Command Sgt. Maj. Angel Rivera, 210th RSG senior noncommissioned officer."This is a great opportunity to ensure everything we do is working towards increasing our level of preparation. This is the time to develop training plans that are nested within our long-range training strategy," said Grosz, who was accompanied by Command Sgt. Maj. Rene A. Berlingery, 166th RSG senior noncommissioned officer.As part of the MTB, training noncommissioned officers and other staff members have been working during the past months to fine tune their training plans, not only creating a forum to identify the problems within the units, but through collaborative efforts, also identified possible real solutions.The MTB ended with specific training plans approved by the Commanding General and with specific guidance about the command's priorities for training year 2016. These plans are expected to improve the readiness of the largest US Army Reserve Command in the Caribbean, enabling its troops to deploy anywhere, anytime in support of the needs of the nation.