Army secretary issues directive on Individual Ready Reserve

By Courtney McBride / March 1, 2017 at 7:00 AM
As the Army prepares to grow across all three components, the service is taking steps to ensure the availability of a broader pool of potential soldiers to support the force in the event of a contingency. A Feb. 6 directive signed by acting Army Secretary Robert Speer outlines the plans for the Individual Ready Reserve, defined as "a pool of individual Soldiers who have been trained, through their service in the active forces or in the Selected Reserve, and are...

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