The Army NaGuard brigade combat teams (BCTs) are structured identically to in the Active Army and can be with other BCTs or eleof the joint force to facilitate interoperability, compatexperience, and accessibility across all components. Since Sept. 11, 2001, the Army Guard leadership has recognized the importance of the transformation effort and has established the modular coordination cell (MCC).
H H H H H H H H H H Experienced H H H H H & Accessible I n 2009, the Army National recognized the importance of the Guard mobilized and deployed transformation effort and has es- more than 43,000 Soldiers. They tablished the modular coordination were sent to 62 countries as part of cell (MCC). In concert with the the State Partnership Program, while Army National Guard MCC, state- an additional 5,600 Citizen Soldiers level MCCs assist with state- and were mobilized for domestic opera- unit-level transformation efforts. tions. The Army National Guard The Army National Guard director- continues to demonstrate vital expe- ate and state MCCs work jointly MG Raymond Carpenter rience and accessibility. to provide detailed information on The Army National Guard made the status of the transforming units. MG Carpenter assumed duties as This unit-specific information pro- notable progress this year with ini- acting director, U.S. Army Nation- vides the Army National Guard and tiatives such as the Afghanistan al Guard, National Guard Bureau, Headquarters Department of the Washington, D.C., in May. As the Agribusiness Program, the Domes- tic All-Hazards Response Team, the Army leadership with information chief of staff and the assistant ad- Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, on the status of an individual unit jutant general for the South Dakota Army National Guard from 2000 to the Battle Command Training Capa- as it transforms into a new, modular 2006, he was engaged at the senior- bility Program, the eXportable Com- design. Additionally, the MCC pro- leader level in the largest mobiliza- bat Training Capability, the Patriot vides information for Army National tion of the South Dakota National Academy, the General Equivalency Guard leadership to make critical, Guard since World War II. From 2004 Diploma Plus program, the Yellow informed decisions essential to the to 2006, MG Carpenter also served Ribbon Reintegration Program, and success of deploying units. as the deputy commanding general the Community-based Warrior Tran- The end of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 for the Maneuver Support Center, sition Program. The Army National marked the end of five years of sig- Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. MG Car- Guard remains focused on being nificant transformation in the Army penter has commanded at all levels. the most experienced and accessible National Guard’s force structure as In 1993, he became executive offi- it completed the most comprehen- Reserve force of choice for the states cer of the more than 5,000-Soldier sive organizational change in history and the nation. Task Force Rushmore, a humani- during a time of historically high tarian mission in Panama. In 1999, Modularity and Experience operational tempo. In FY 09, the MG Carpenter was awarded the Sil- The Army National Guard has Army National Guard mobilized ver de Fleury Medal for his work at the national level in support of the made significant progress moderniz- 43,225 Soldiers in support of combat Corps of Engineers. MG Carpenter ing and converting to an operational operations (Iraq, Afghanistan, and began his military service when he force. The Guard has continued to Kuwait) and mobilized an additional enlisted in the South Dakota Army adapt to fulfill all levels
Pages to are hidden for
"Experienced & Accessible"Please download to view full document