2019 Posture of the United States Army Reserve

Thursday, April 11, 2019

What is it?

Title 10 of the U.S. Code mandates the Chief of Army Reserve to submit to the Secretary of Defense, through the Secretary of the Army, an annual report on the state of the Army Reserve and its ability to meet its missions. As the sole, dedicated federal reserve of the Army, the Army Reserve must be ready to rapidly deploy, fight and win as part of an integrated Army team wherever it is needed, anywhere across the globe.

The Army Reserve continues to meet its mission, providing quick access to Soldiers and units and the unique enabling and sustaining capabilities the Army need to fight, survive and win on the battlefield from day one.

What are the current and past efforts of the Army?

Since 2016, the Army Reserve has been moving to a new state of operational readiness, improving the posture and capability of its forces to respond quickly to evolving threats from multiple sources. Under its new readiness construct, Ready Force X (RFX), the Army Reserve is:

  • Building increasingly high levels of individual and collective readiness.
  • Prioritizing the equipping and modernization of specific formations and capabilities.
  • Sustaining a level of focus across the force that will endure for years.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned?

The Army Reserve is standing up a Army Reserve Innovation Command to drive operational innovation, concepts and capabilities to shape and grow the future force. Army Reserve Innovation Command will help anticipate, identify and resolve technology and innovation challenges to increase the readiness and lethality of the force.

Why is this important to the Army?

The Army Reserve is standing up a Army Reserve Innovation Command to drive operational innovation, concepts and capabilities to shape and grow the future force. Army Reserve Innovation Command will help anticipate, identify and resolve technology and innovation challenges to increase the readiness and lethality of the force.

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Focus Quote for the Day

The Soldiers of America's Army Reserve have never failed to answer the nation's call. Today, we continue to build and sustain the most capable, combat-ready and lethal Federal Reserve force in the history of the nation.

- Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, 33rd Chief of Army Reserve and 8th Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command

The 2019 Posture of the United States Army Reserve

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