Reserve 106th anniversary

By Maj. Gen. Leslie Smith
and Command Sgt. Maj.Terrence Murphy
Special to GUIDON
Soldiers, leaders, civilians, Families and teammates,

 On Wednesday, we celebrate the 106th birthday of the United States Army Reserve.

 From across our nation, Reservists serve in critical positions and vitally important leadership roles.  

 These men and women, “Citizen-Soldiers,” give tirelessly of themselves in service to our nation, while also contributing so much.

 Reservists have been mobilized in every war our country has fought over the past century:  World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq, Afghanistan and a host of other contingency operations or humanitarian missions across the globe.

 Reservists are vital to our national security and have become so important to the national military structure that our active-duty forces can’t complete mission requirements and long-term deployments without their support.

 It is…