Reserve Component Rotational Force Pool - Non-deploying Unit Training

Wednesday April 9, 2014

What is it?

The Army Readiness Plan requires RC units to train and achieve/sustain the highest authorized level of readiness within resource constraints. Non-deploying (ND) RFP units are not initially sourced for deployment to a named mission, but train to build progressive readiness within RESET - Train/Ready 1,2,3 and Available Force Pool years as part of the Army Forces Generation model.

What has the Army done?

The Army remains committed to preparing and maintaining its RC force to execute current requirements and face future threats. As the Army transitions from 12 years of war, First Army, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM)’s executing agent for RC training support, reviews and updates training support requirements and capabilities, assigns support tasks to subordinate commands and synchronizes training support resources for RFP-ND units.

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

The Army, through FORSCOM, directed First Army to refocus its mission main effort capabilities from post-mobilization training to advising, assisting and training RC units during pre-mobilization. First Army supports RC RFP-ND home station training conducted during weekend drills and annual training periods, as requested by the RC and in accordance with FORSCOM priorities of support, and assists these units achieve their designated readiness Aim Points objective by:

  • -conducting major collective training exercises during Train/Ready years 2 or 3
  • -enabling home station training
  • -establishing early coordination with supported RC units
  • -synchronizing training support resources
  • -leveraging all available training resources
  • -developing live, virtual, constructive, gaming exercises
  • -providing observer-coach/trainers as directed

In fiscal year 2013, First Army provided RC RFP-ND training support to 19 major training exercises supporting more than 48,000 RC Soldiers and is on track to provide RC RFP-ND training support to 20 major exercises supporting more than 52,000 RC Soldiers in fiscal year 2014.

Why is this important to the Army?

The Army Readiness Plan requires RC units to train and achieve/sustain the highest authorized level of readiness within resource constraints. Properly trained, capable, proficient and prepared RC RFP-ND leaders, Soldiers and units entering the Available Force Pool may be used as a starting point for strategic and operational planning in the event of a crisis or contingency operation and will be ready to execute decisive action and combatant command mission requirements, if needed.

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