Reserve Component (RC) Equipment
The increased requirements for the Reserve components (RC) to protect U.S.
interests abroad and during domestic emergencies has led to an intense look at
RC equipment readiness and modernization.
For Reserve component forces to operate and fight alongside their Active
component (AC) as a seamless force, they must be equipped with either the same
equipment as the Active force or highly compatible equipment. To meet this
compelling requirement in pursuing a seamless force, an RC Equipping Strategy
was developed with the long term goal of having all RCs equipped with modern,
compatible equipment, providing the RCs with the means to do their job alongside
their AC partners.
Acquire compatible equipment through:
- Redistribution of equipment from the AC as the number of AC units draws down
- Service Procurement Appropriations
- NGREA procurements
- Smart Business Practices
- Ensure equivalent training
- Compatible equipment + Equivalent and integrated training = A seamless force
on the battlefield