By LTC Willie HarrisApril 23, 2007
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Lieutenant General Jack C. Stultz, Chief, Army Reserve, will kick off a year long centennial celebration for the United States Army Reserve at an April 23rd reenlistment ceremony at the U-S Capitol in Washington, D.C.
Lt. Gen. Stultz will administer the oath of reenlistment to approximately 40 Soldiers on the west steps of the U.S. Capitol. The men and women who will reenlist include Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipients as well as other Soldiers who have served with distinction.
The reenlistment ceremony will begin at 1500 (3:00 p.m.) on Monday, 23 April, 2007. Lt. Gen. Stultz and the Soldiers will be available to the media following the ceremony
The U.S. Army Reserve originated on April 23, 1908 to "increase the efficiency of the Medical Department of the United States Army." For more than ninety years, the Army Reserve operated as a strategic reserve force. Today's Army Reserve has transformed to an operational force of skill-rich Warrior Citizens and is an integral part of the world's best Army. Since its modest beginning and limited mission, more than one million citizen Soldiers have enlisted with the Army Reserve. Today, more than 20,000 Army Reserve Soldiers are deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan and 18 other countries. An additional 7,000 Army Reserve Soldiers are serving in the United States.