AUSA and the U.S. Army are committed to strengthening the partnership with the National Guard and Reserve. The Secretary of the Army, John M. McHugh, issued the Army Total Force Policy: Fully Integrating the Operational Reserve. This policy states that the active Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve, as one Total Force, will provide forces to support Army commitments worldwide.
Gen. David Rodriguez, speaking Oct. 22 at the Maj. Gen. Robert G. Moorhead Guard and Reserve Breakfast before the official opening of the Association of the United States Army’s Annual Meeting and Exposition, said his command’s requirement to provide trained and ready soldiers for the spectrum of missions requires “maximizing training resources” and “inculcating all the lessons we learned in the last 11 years” for the active force, Army National Guard and Army Reserve.
He told the National Guard and Army Reserve audience that he wants to build on the strong partnerships that the two reserve components have built over the last 20 years with foreign military services and foreign governments, and their expertise in crisis response and drug interdiction and “many, many other missions” in the future.