Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
Strain on America's armed forces has led to calls for permanent
force increases. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has said that
the problem behind these discouraging facts is not the size of the
force, but rather how the force is managed and the mix of
capabilities at the United States' disposal. LTG Helmly has been at
the forefront of changes in the U. S. Army Reserve from structure
to manpower, stating before Congress that "the Global War on Terror
is the first real test of our all-volunteer force. It will sorely
try the soul of our Armed Forces and our ability to recruit,
retain, and manage the human resources we need to defend ourselves
and our interests over time." Recruitment and retention and the
challenges facing the U.S. Army Reserve are crucial issues during
this QDR year.
Join us as LTG James R. Helmly, Chief, Army Reserve, and
Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command, discusses the
profound changes that the U.S. Army Reserve is pursuing to meet the
challenges of the 21st Century.
More About the Speakers
Lieutenant General James R. Helmly
Chief, Army Reserve, and
U.S. Army Reserve Command
James Jay Carafano, Ph.D.
Vice President for the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, and the E. W. Richardson Fellow