As we approach the 97th anniversary celebrating the creation of the Navy Reserve on the 3rd of March, it is appropriate to recognize the critical support Naval Reservists provide to U.S. 5th Fleet/U.S. Naval Central Command operations on a daily basis.
Naval Reservists bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise from not only their previous Navy experiences, but their civilian backgrounds as well. Professors, police officers, doctors, lawyers, students, and business owners are serving as a force-multiplier to our fleet and they are doing so with distinction.
Reserve Sailors serve side-by-side with Active Duty Sailors, integrating seamlessly to contribute essential naval war-fighting capabilities. Their tours vary in length and satisfy the necessary requirements for Annual Training (AT), Active Duty Training (ADT), Active Duty for Special Work (ADSW), or Individual Augment (IA). Regardless of what’s printed on their orders, they are flexible, invaluable members of our team.
The reserve component’s contribution to COMUSNAVCENT/FIFTH FLEET cannot be overstated. We acknowledge their ‘can do’ attitudes with great pride and admiration!