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Sep 16

The U.S. Army Reserve: Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century

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
Commanding General,
U.S. Army Reserve Command

Hosted By

James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. 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 Read More