Magazine article Army Reserve Magazine

"One Team, One Fight, One Future"

Magazine article Army Reserve Magazine

"One Team, One Fight, One Future"

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The Army Reserve has been the standard bearer in relevance in and to the Department of Defense.

The Army Reserve has now mobilized over 12,000 citizen-soldiers to support on-going efforts in Bosnia. Today, the Army Reserve has proven that it is a full and equal partner in national defense and in our ability to contribute to our national military strategy of two nearly simultaneous, major regional conflicts.

We have soldiers in Central America supporting Hurricane Mitch relief efforts. Our troops were mobilized here in the United States and throughout Europe to support Operation Joint Forge in Bosnia. And we had our troops in the vanguard against Saddam Hussein in Southwest Asia as part of Operation Desert Fox.

Today, we're on three continents actively supporting Army and defense missions.

"One Team, One Fight, One Future"

At about the same time that I became the Chief of the Army Reserve, there was also a new Director of the Army National Guard. Along with General Reimer, we all recognized that flus was an extraordinary opportunity to move jointly and in unison to produce some genuine, constructive, positive change for America's Army.

We all know what had been happening. There was open, divisive rhetoric about the harmony between and among the Army's components, and the result was that an atmosphere of distrust had arisen.

When the Army team has trouble tusting each other, the ability to accomPlish the mission will be the first casualty. Major General Schultz, the new Director of the Army National Guard, and I recognized this, and so did General Reimer We felt that a statement had to be made both symbolically and in print. …

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