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Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley: Army Reserve Needs Sufficient Resources to Address Unexpected Contingencies

reservists marchingLt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley, chief of the U.S. Army Reserve, has said his organization is in need of sufficient training resources in order to maintain readiness as well as respond to unanticipated contingencies, DoD News reported Wednesday.

Lisa Ferdinando writes Talley joined other National Guard and Reserve chiefs at a Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee hearing Wednesday on the budget request for fiscal year 2017.

“This committee’s support is crucial to ensuring that we remain ready to provide support to the total force as unique current global requirements, respond to national emergencies and mobilize for contingency operations when our nation needs us most,” Talley told subpanel members.

Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), committee chairman, said the proposed defense budget for fiscal 2017 seeks to allocate $46.6 billion for the National Guard and Reserve.

Army Gen. Frank Grass, chief of the National Guard Bureau, and Vice Adm. Robin Braun, head of the Navy Reserve, also issued statements at the hearing.

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