Happy 109th Birthday, Army Reserve
Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Courtesy illustration
By Maj. Gen. Kent Savre and  Command Sgt. Maj.  Jon Stanley
Special to GUIDON

On Sunday, we celebrate the 109th birthday of the United States Army Reserve, an essential element of the Joint Force, the Total Army, and our team here at Fort Leonard Wood.

Throughout our Nation’s history, the Army Reserve has provided trained and ready Soldiers in every major military campaign to include World War I, World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Bosnia, Kosovo, the Global War on Terrorism, as well as countless other crises, operations and emergencies.

Reservists have courageously served side by side with our active duty and National Guard service members, securing the freedom of our nation and the American way of life.

Today, Army Reserve units are located in 56 states and territories with roughly 200,000 Citizen-Soldiers serving all around the world.

  These units provide critical capabilities that are vital to combatant command missions across the globe.

The United States has the greatest military in the world due to the total Army concept,which includes the U.S. Army Reserves. We have the unique opportunity to train with Reservists in our courses and to have the 102nd Training Division (Maneuver Support) here as part of our team of teams. We are proud to serve with you.

Happy 109th birthday Army Reserve.

Victory starts here — victory through skill.

(Editor’s note: Savre is the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general. Stanley is the MSCoE and Fort Leonard Wood command sergeant major.)
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