Strengthening the Bond:
By Carol Mayo
Training Readiness and Mobilization
he Deployment Support Command
and the Military Surface Deploy-
ment and Distribution Command
conducted their annual DSC Conference
and Active Component/Reserve Compo-
nent Workshop at the Marriot Hotel in
Maj. Gen. James L. Hodge gives the keynote address at
Newport News, Va., from Aug. 14-16.
the Active Component/Reserve Component Conference.
This year’s conference focused on unit
readiness, deployment and mobilization,
and current and future outlooks. The next phase of the conference centered on
“This conference was created to further the operational breakout sessions and panels where
habitual relationships that have been formally de- conference participants engaged in a lively atmo-
veloped between our Active Component soldiers sphere of questions and answers.
and their Reserve Component counterparts,” said “The SDDC AC/RC conference is an excel-
Col. Lynn Locklear, director of SDDC’s G7 Train- lent opportunity for the Reserve leaders to coordi-
ing, Readiness, and Mobilization directorate. nate with their Active counterparts, and to address
The event began with an evening social that both short term operational issues, as well as
enabled conference attendees to meet key staff discuss and influence long term strategies facing
members from both commands and participate in the command,” said Col. Ronald Lane, G7, DSC.
an informal dialogue and exchange of ideas. “The conference has proven to be a valuable
“With the majority of SDDC’s military sup- venue for synchronizing prioritie