Hearing to Review of National Guard & Reserve Programs and Readiness, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Defense of the Committee on Appropriations, U.S. Senate, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, April 26, 2017 [open pdf - 2MB]
This testimony compilation is from the April 26, 2017 hearing on "Hearing to Review of National Guard & Reserve Programs and Readiness," before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Defense of the Committee on Appropriations. From the opening statements of Thad Cochran: "The National Guard and Reserve is the subject of the hearing, and we welcome our witnesses and those who serve in these important programs. Today we are receiving testimony on the programs and readiness of the National Guard and Reserve Components. […] Our Guardsmen and Reservists have been regularly called upon since 2001 to deploy in support of our nation's wars abroad and to protect our citizens at home. As a result, active duty and reserve component forces are more fully integrated today than at any time in the modern era. This level of integration requires Guard and Reserve units to be sufficiently manned, trained and equipped." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Joseph L. Lengyel, Charles D. Luckey, Luke M. McCollum, Rex C. McMillian, and Maryanne Miller.
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