Reserve Affairs

The Office of the Assistant Secretary Defense


To serve as Principal Staff Assistant and advisor to the Secretary of Defense with responsibility for overall supervision of matters which involve the Reserve Components, including the Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Naval Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve.

Reserve Components
National GuardAir National Guard Navy Reserve Marine Forces Reserve Army ReserveCoast Guard Reserve Air Force Reserve
Our Mission

To serve as Principal Staff Assistant and advisor to the Secretary of Defense with responsibility for overall supervision of matters which involve the Reserve Components (RC).

Overview

Reserve Affairs will:

  • Proactively deliver credible advice and information about the capabilities of the Reserve Components.
  • Develop the policies and resources necessary to fully exploit those capabilities.

Reserve Affairs sets the conditions for a sustainable, seamlessly integrated and complementary total force. Since September of 2001, more than 800,000 Reserve Component personnel have been activated and 49% of the current members of the Selected Reserve possess recent deployment experience. The RC force is an integral partner with the Active component in defending the interests of the United States.

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