R 011722Z MAR 18
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
MSGID/NAVADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N00/MAR//
SUBJ/Navy Reserve 103rd Anniversary//
RMKS/1. Thank you to the men and women of the Navy Reserve for the work they
do to make our Navy so strong. As the Navy Reserve celebrates its 103rd
year, it remains an agile and lethal force focused on delivering relevant
operational capability and providing strategic depth.
2. Reserve Sailors have served in every major conflict our nation has
fought. The Navy Reserve was established on March 3rd, 1915 in response to
the outbreak of World War I. During that war, Reserve Sailors comprised
nearly 84 percent of the Navy's fighting force. Throughout its history, the
Navy Reserve has been proud to count five future U.S. presidents and 15
recipients of the Medal of Honor among its ranks. Since 9/11 the Navy
Reserve has fulfilled over 80,000 mobilizations in key regions around the
globe as part of our Total Force.
3. Today, the men and women of our Navy Reserve continue to play a major
role in keeping America safe. The sacrifices of all Navy Reservists, along
with those of their families and employers, are an essential part of our Navy
Team. Together we succeed and maintain maritime superiority around the
globe. Happy 103rd Birthday Navy Reserve!
4. Released by ADM J. M. Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations.//