2006 Army Reserve Posture Statement

Friday March 31, 2006

Yesterday afternoon Lt. Gen. James R. Helmly, the Chief, Army Reserve, testified before Congress on personnel issues and the posture of the Army Reserve.

The written testimony, 2006 Army Reserve Posture Statement, reveals a host of initiatives within the Army Reserve resulting in deep, profound change in an institution adapting to meet the challenges of this century.
Helmly described structural changes that are streamlining the command and control, moving more Army Reserve Soldiers to deployable units, and increasing the number of Soldiers for civil affairs and psychological operations units. Reducing units that are in less demand to improve the readiness of high-demand units is cited as another initiative that is improving the Army Reserve's readiness.

Title 10 of the U.S. Code calls for the Army Reserve to "provide trained units and qualified persons available for active duty in the armed forces, in time of war or national emergency, and at such other times as the national security may require."

To date, more than 149,000 Army Reserve Soldiers have deployed in support of the Global War on Terrorism; 37,000 are still mobilized. The Army Reserve also supported relief operations to hurricanes Rita and Katrina and the earthquake in Pakistan in the past year.

Described as "the foundation for Army Reserve support to future contingencies," the Army Reserve Expeditionary Force model - a developing cyclic management system - "will add rotational depth to the force, spread the operational tempo more evenly throughout the Army Reserve, and add predictability to the processes that support combatant commanders, Soldiers, families and employers," states the testimony.

For more information and to read the entire Posture Statement, follow this link to the Army Reserve Web site.

INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

The 2006 Army Modernization Plan provides a report on the Army's efforts to support our Soldiers and maintain current readiness, while developing and fielding improved capabilities for tomorrow. The 2006 Army Modernization Plan updates this course to include the urgent demands of today's missions and opportunities for applying significanttechnological improvements. It describes the flexible modernization and investment strategies that place a priority on providing the best capabilities to the Army today, while also supporting a sustained transformation process.

View and read the entire 2006 Army Modernization Plan.

NEWS ABOUT THE ARMY

  • Reconstitution Site Keeps Machines in Fight (ARNEWS)
  • Army Bans Use of Privately Bought Armor (USAToday)
  • Army Hopes To Cut Combat Tours (EB | SMH)
  • West Point Cadet Charged with Rape (Military.com)
  • NCO Charged With Killing Colleague's Wife (AT)
  • Mortar Malfunction Killed Soldier in Hawaii Drill (AT)
  • Entry Into New Civilian Personnel System to Mean Slight Pay Hike for Most (DOD)
  • Army Wins 2006 Armed Forces Wrestling Championship (DOD)

WAR ON TERROR NEWS

  • IA, U.S. Troops Wrap up Operation Cowpens (ARNEWS)
  • American Death Toll In Iraq Hits 2-Yr. Low (EB | NYDN)
  • Convoys Will Now Stand And Fight When Attacked In Iraq (EB | Stripes)
  • Jill Carroll Freed; Iraqi Commander, U.S. Officials Dispel Mosque Attack Rumors (MNF-Iraq)
  • Kidnappings Forecast to Rise in Iraq (ABC)

OF INTEREST

  • Hold The Line (EB | LAT)
  • Iraqi, American Soldiers Live Together, Fight Together (MNF-Iraq)
  • Today's Weapons Overly High-Tech (EB | WT)
  • US Military Ends Quake Aid (CSM)
  • Foes of War Gain Support, if not Passion (PI)

WORLD VIEW

  • U.S.- S. Korea Joint Military Exercises Slammed (KCNA)
  • Kidnapped U.S. Journalist Jill Carroll Freed in Iraq (China Post)
  • Al-Jaafari Warns of US Interference (Aljazeera.net)
  • Hamas Fury Over Funding Threats as Suicide Bomber Kills 3 Israelis (Jordan Times)
  • Zahar Accuses US of Crimes Against Muslims (Jordan Times)
  • White House Condemns China Treatment of North Korean Asylum Seeker (North Korea Times)
  • U.S. Ambassador Bolton Says Palestinian FM Off to Bad Start (Haaretz.com)

WHAT'S BEING SAID IN BLOGS

  • Why No Straight Talk About the Release? (ABC Blogs)
  • US Army Advertises For More Resources (AP)
  • Why do People Have to Die Everyday for Things to Stay the Same? (SKBK)
  • Soldier's Outrage at Anti-War Protests at Army Hospital (STH)
  • And the Point is? (BS)
  • The US is Training an Insubordinate Iraqi Army (JC)

Subscribe to STAND-TO! to learn about the U.S. Army initiatives.

SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

"America has come to rely much more on the Army's Reserve Components than before. In keeping with these new requirements, the Army, over the past two years, has initiated a series of changes to the way its Reserve Components are arranged, manned and operated -- changes that arguably should have started a decade ago."

Donald H. Rumsfeld
Secretary of Defense

STAND-TO!

STAND-TO! is an information paper-based web platform that supports the U.S. Army’s strategic communication objectives.

The information papers -- written, approved and submitted by the Army agencies -- provide a broad, objective view of the Army’s current operations, doctrine and programs. The "Today’s Focus" topics highlight Army Staff initiatives and support Army wide strategic-level issues.

All published editions are sent to subscribers via email and archived daily in the STAND-TO! Archives.

STAND-TO! falls under the management of the Online and Social Media Division (OSMD) in the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs (OCPA).

Subscribe to STAND-TO! to learn about the U.S. Army initiatives.