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SENIOR ENLISTED ADVISORS CHIEF MASTER SGT. MITCHELL O. BRUSH National Guard Bureau There have been significant changes to our military and our security environment over the past decade. That is why it's more critical than ever that the National Guard remain operational to meet future security challenges while providing the Department of Defense a proven asset to combat today's resource-constrained environment. For centuries, the National Guard has evolved to answer our nation's call at home and abroad. Our mission triad- fighting America's wars, securing the homeland and building partnerships-is the latest evolution in answering that call. In the warfight, our Guard members have had opportunities to hone their combat skills at the National Training Center, the Joint Readiness Training Center and the Joint Multinational Training Center in Germany. With trained and capable forces ready to respond as the primary combat reserve, the National Guard has mobilized about 780,000 Guard members since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, consistently proving its readiness and warfighting capabilities. National Guard men and women have already responded to assist local law enforcement and emergency responders in communities impacted by severe weather, such as the recent flooding in Texas, or man-made disasters, including the water crisis in Michigan. The unique set of civilian expertise that our Citizen Soldiers and Airmen bring to the table enhances our ability to respond to the needs of the nation and states. For example, the skills some of our Guard members have in their civilian capacity fits excellently into the Defense Department's evolving cyber missions. After recent cyber intrusions and espionage on our institutions, the Guard is at the cutting edge with its cyber capabilities. Consequently, the Guard will continue to play an integral role, as additional cyber protection units throughout 23 states are planned for activation by the end of Fiscal Year 2019. 52 THE OFFICER / FALL 2016 Through our global, federal, regional and state partnerships, our National Guard is able to enhance its warfighting and homeland capabilities. Globally, the National Guard's State Partnership Program has evolved over the past 23 years into enduring partnerships. This summer, members of the Illinois, Alabama and California National Guard will be participating in exercises to support their respective partner countries of Poland, Romania and Ukraine. These prolific relationships help in establishing global security while honing skills and enhancing personal relationships. The success of the National Guard is based on its foundation and most important asset: our people. Our Citizen Soldiers and Airmen represent the fabric of society and mirror the communities they live in. Our soldiers, airmen, families and employers are at the core of everything we do. We continue to embrace diversity to ensure we tap into our reservoir of talent. It is also imperative that we continue to eliminate sexual assaults, harassment and suicide. Creating resilient soldiers and airmen impacts our ability to provide ready forces. This year, the National Guard welcomes new leadership: Air Force Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice, the director of the Air National Guard; Chief Master Sgt. Ronald C. Anderson, the 12th command chief master sergeant for the Air National Guard; and Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Kepner, the 11th command sergeant major of the Army National Guard. We're also preparing to welcome a new chief of the National Guard Bureau. Despite these changes, our Guard men and women will continue to ensure a maximum state of readiness to secure and defend the nation. I'm continually amazed by the dedication and professionalism of our Guard members in completing the mission. That dedication is a reflection of the support they receive from their families, employers and communities. Our ability to respond at home and abroad will evolve as the National Guard's missions have evolved for nearly 400 years. Always Ready, Always There!

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
The Officer - Fall 2016 - Cover1
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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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The Officer - Fall 2016 - SALVO
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