Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
Today's Reserve Component has become an "Active Reserve."
Unlike during the Cold War, today's Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine,
and Coast Guard Reserves and the National Guard are operational
forces that conduct missions at home and around the world during
war-time and peacetime. For example, from September 11, 2001,
to the end of 2003, over 319,000 citizen soldiers - 27 percent of
the Reserve Components - performed active duty. Reservists
have proven themselves an effective means of rapidly expanding
military capacity to meet changing national security
As the entire active and reserve Army is transforming as well as
growing while maintaining a high operations tempo, the U.S. Army
Reserve must continue meeting its recruiting and retention goals to
stay fully manned, train and equip its forces, and be prepared to
participate in domestic homeland defense missions."
More About the Speakers
Lieutenant General Jack C. Stultz
U.S. Army Reserve
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