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SENIOR ENLISTED ADVISORS dedicated service to the nation. His legacy for his vision and accomplished partnership with other DoD entities will live on for many years to come. We thank Talley and his wife, Linda, for all of their many years of dedication and leadership to our soldiers, civilians and family members. We wish them well with many blessings going forward into their next chapter. The deputy chief of the Army Reserve, Maj. Gen. Michael R. Smith, will assume the role as the interim chief of the Army Reserve, while the deputy commanding general (operations), Maj. Gen. David J. Conboy, will assume the role of interim U.S. Army Reserve commanding general until the 33rd chief is confirmed by the Senate. The focus of the Army Reserve from the enlisted perspective for the last five months and going into the new fiscal year will be talent management. We have reshaped our broad process and are in the midst of developing benchmarking requirements as we consider assignments of our Army National Guard and Army Reserve team going forward. We have placed a focused effort on professional growth of our senior enlisted leaders through educational opportunities and assignment management for our Troop Program Unit members. Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel A. Dailey has worked as an absolute partner, and with his support, we have expanded educational opportunities through seminars and fellowships. We also have established the Army War College Executive Senior Leader Course as a requirement for our nominative command sergeants major. In addition, for the first time in history, the Active Component is opening leadership and broadening opportunities for Army Reserve and Army National Guard noncommissioned officers to compete for assignments among their Active Component counterparts. Plan, Prepare, Provide remains a force multiplier for the Army Reserve as we focus our attention and growth in our Private Public Partnership (P3) program. We have more than 600 corporations around the globe that have partnered with the Army Reserve, offering employment opportunities for our soldiers and their families. Many of the partners also provide externships of training and job placement, resulting in trained, skilled and experienced Army Reserve soldiers able to mobilize or deploy and perform their skill set, whether from their civilian experience or formal military training. This partnership continues to grow and improve operational readiness to an all-time high for the Reserve 54 THE OFFICER / FALL 2016 Components. In turn, our partnering corporations gain team members with mature leadership and experience that can't be obtained elsewhere. While we have struggled through uncertain resourcing availability, and some of our facilities are not in the state of perfection as would be desired, our members of the Army Reserve continue to train and serve in stride. Our NCO Corps and junior officers of today are as motivated as ever before in history and are second to none in the technical knowledge they bring to the institution. As stated earlier, our soldiers and civilians have accomplished and will continue to achieve success in any and every mission tasked to them. Our soldiers are embracing the sergeant major of the Army's "Not in My Squad" initiative to combat sexual assault while we focus on growing our most junior leaders and teams. We continue to foster an environment representative of that consistent with the expectation of the concept "A Profession of Arms," in which we have a climate of trust and respect among our members. We also continue to focus efforts toward the "Shoulder to Shoulder" initiative addressing suicide and depression. Fostering a climate of respect and treating each other with dignity is a critical element of eliminating sexual assault and harassment from our ranks. We pride ourselves on being in the business of people, and without them, we can't be successful in defending this great nation. We remain focused in hopes of never letting a team member fall to the side. Twice the Citizen! Army Strong! SGT. MAJ. ANTHONY M. SPADARO Marine Forces Reserve The year 2015 was filled with new highs for Marine Forces Reserve, and some unfortunate lows. First and foremost, t he last year brought us a profound loss and another mission to contend with-enemies on our home soil. We all suffered through the tragic events that occurred in Chattanooga when we lost

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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The Officer - Fall 2016 - SALVO
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