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The Reserves have played a central role in the program for years. When the Army was going through its "Grow the Army" phase 10 years ago, Roderiques said, it required an expansion in recruit training. "The Army Reserve drill sergeant program facilitates mobilization and expansion," Roderiques said. "The active Army could not have expanded its ranks without the Reserve. We can't make drill sergeants overnight. . . . That was successful because Reserve drill sergeants were there to facilitate that expansion. Now that the Army is downsizing, it's all the more important the Reserve drill sergeants are there and are ready. They are a force multiplier. They supply the Army with a strategic advantage in a short time that they wouldn't be able to do otherwise." A strict standard of conduct Drill sergeants have existed in the Army only since 1964. And while today's drill sergeants are certainly as tough as their predecessors, they are held to a stricter standard of conduct. "Certainly back then, drill sergeants were much more profane, but no less professional," Roderiques said. "When I was a young trainee, every one of my drill sergeants was a Vietnam combat veteran. They trained us to be their legacy. By the time I was a drill sergeant, we couldn't do the creative things our drill sergeants did to help us remember things. Today, we're even more held to a standard in terms of the things we can say and do. It goes to the dignity and respect of the soldiers. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar "I never imagined I would be here one day," he said. The team that runs the school crosses four duty statuses-activeduty Army, traditional Army Reserve serving in Active Duty Operational Support (ADOS), AGR and DoD civilians. The OASS plays a crucial role in the future of the Army, Roderiques said, especially as it relates to the Reserves. "OASS is a tremendous asset to readiness," he said. "The No. 1 priority of the chief of staff of the Army is readiness. With a smaller Army, we have to make sure the soldiers we do have are ready-that is on all three sides. We can't afford to have a lot of soldiers hanging around who aren't ready to contribute. . . . The part of it that is really important, especially given the recent conflict and dependence on the Reserve Component, is that for the first time, the importance of training the Reserve Components is being recognized, and it's on a par with the Active Component." In fact, the Reserves are making a huge difference in training the active duty Army. Soldiers of any component who want to change their military occupational specialty (MOS) may find themselves going to a Reserve-run school. "In the past, an active Army soldier [who wanted to change MOS] would have gone back to [advanced individual training]," Roderiques said. "Sometimes a seasoned soldier decides to re-enlist into a different MOS; he would have to go back to AIT. Reserve- and Guard-run schools are more focused on the skills. It's a much more effective way of training. They're able to do it in a reduced amount of time and get their soldiers back into the force more quickly." U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Edward Roderiques, deputy commandant of the U.S. Army Drill Sergeant Academy, represents the USADSA during at change of command ceremony for the 108th Training Command at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, Sept. 20, 2015. 32 THE OFFICER / FALL 2016

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Officer - Fall 2016

ADVERTISERS’ INDEX
PRESIDENT’S COLUMN
OPENING SHOTS
FEEDBACK
CAPITOL HILL CONNECTION
HEARING THE VOICE OF THE RESERVE COMPONENT
WHAT IT MEANS TO ‘FIGHT’ FOR RESERVISTS
HEALTH CARE REFORM
SERVICE MEMBERS LAW CENTER
THE MILLENNIAL RESERVIST
CARING FOR THE CAREGIVERS
ATTEN-SHUN!
SERVICE MEMBERS’ MENTAL HEALTH IS CRITICAL TO READINESS
UNITED STATES COAST GUARD RESERVE
NATIONAL SECURITY REPORT
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF, NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU
OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS (M & RA)
ARMY RESERVE
MARINE FORCES RESERVE
NAVY RESERVE
COAST GUARD RESERVE
AIR FORCE RESERVE
RESERVE LIFE
2016 ROA NATIONAL CONVENTION
PROUD TO SERVE
DEPARTMENT AND CHAPTER NEWS
BOOK REVIEWS
STARS FOUNDATION PLAYS A VITAL ROLE IN SUPPORTING RESERVISTS
HELPING DEPLOYED RESERVISTS’ CHILDREN SUCCEED AT SCHOOL
STARS INDUSTRY NEWS
USAA’S CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY GOES ABOVE FOR THOSE WHO GO BEYOND
UNITED CONCORDIA’S ACTIVE DUTY DENTAL PROGRAM HELPS PREPARE RESERVE AND GUARD FOR EARLY ACTIVATION
BOEING’S C-40A CLIPPER JET BRINGS POWER AND SAVINGS TO THE NAVY
STARS BRIEFS
SALVO
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - ADVERTISERS’ INDEX
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - PRESIDENT’S COLUMN
The Officer - Fall 2016 - OPENING SHOTS
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - FEEDBACK
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - HEARING THE VOICE OF THE RESERVE COMPONENT
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - WHAT IT MEANS TO ‘FIGHT’ FOR RESERVISTS
The Officer - Fall 2016 - HEALTH CARE REFORM
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - SERVICE MEMBERS LAW CENTER
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - THE MILLENNIAL RESERVIST
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - CARING FOR THE CAREGIVERS
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - ATTEN-SHUN!
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - SERVICE MEMBERS’ MENTAL HEALTH IS CRITICAL TO READINESS
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - OFFICE OF THE CHIEF, NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU
The Officer - Fall 2016 - ARMY RESERVE
The Officer - Fall 2016 - MARINE FORCES RESERVE
The Officer - Fall 2016 - NAVY RESERVE
The Officer - Fall 2016 - COAST GUARD RESERVE
The Officer - Fall 2016 - AIR FORCE RESERVE
The Officer - Fall 2016 - 2016 ROA NATIONAL CONVENTION
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - PROUD TO SERVE
The Officer - Fall 2016 - DEPARTMENT AND CHAPTER NEWS
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - BOOK REVIEWS
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - STARS FOUNDATION PLAYS A VITAL ROLE IN SUPPORTING RESERVISTS
The Officer - Fall 2016 - HELPING DEPLOYED RESERVISTS’ CHILDREN SUCCEED AT SCHOOL
The Officer - Fall 2016 - USAA’S CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY GOES ABOVE FOR THOSE WHO GO BEYOND
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - UNITED CONCORDIA’S ACTIVE DUTY DENTAL PROGRAM HELPS PREPARE RESERVE AND GUARD FOR EARLY ACTIVATION
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - STARS BRIEFS
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