We support an operational Army Reserve by being a trusted partner with our supported commands, leaders,Soldiers families and communities; we are committed to their success.
MISSION: The 81st Regional Readiness Command provides essential customer care and services to Soldiers, Civilians and their families in the Southeast Region and Puerto Region, enabling supported commanders and leaders to maximize resources and meet global requirements.
General Jones commissioned in 1980 following his graduation from Texas A&M University. He received a master’s degree from the United States Army War College in 2008. He is a Joint Qualified Officer and graduate of numerous military courses including: Ordnance Basic and Advanced, Transportation Advanced, Small Group Instructor, Command and General Staff College, Advanced Joint Professional Military Education, United States Army War College, CAPSTONE General and Flag Officer Course, and the Advanced Senior Executive Program- Army. General Jones has extensive leadership and logistics management experience. He began his career in the 82d Airborne Division during the Cold War and subsequently commanded at the company, battalion, brigade and major command levels. Since 2004, he has spent over 35 months deployed to Southwest Asia participating in Operations Iraqi Freedom (2004-2005), Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn (2010-2011), and Enduring Freedom/Spartan Shield (2015-2016).
The 208th Army Band’s history began in 1956, when the band was activated as the 108th Division Band after a lateral transfer of personnel and equipment from the 94th Army National Guard Band of North Carolina. The newly formed band was attached to Division Headquarters in Charlotte, NC. In the early 1970’s, the band was assigned to the 508th Support Battalion. In 1982, the 108th Band was re-designated as the 808th Army Band. Then, in 1984, the band was re-designated once again as the 108th Division Band and was reassigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 108th Division Training, and was designated a separate unit under the 108th Division Headquarters. In the spring of 2000, the band was deployed to El Salvador for 35 days as part of Operation New Horizons, Task Force Santa Fe, to provide musical support for morale and international community relations. Finally, in 2008, the band was re-designated as the 208th Army Band and assigned as a separate unit under the 81st Regional Support Command, and relocated to Concord, North Carolina.
The US Army Reserve Psychological Health Program serves to enhance resilience and assist with recovery of US Army Reserve service members and their families through outreach, education and training, non-stigmatizing behavioral health screenings and referral resources. The Program provides support for psychological health concerns to ensure service members and their families are psychologically ready and resilient to carry out their mission. We connect geographically dispersed service members and their families with relevant resources within their community.
SFC Lloyd Robertson, Retirement Services NCOIC for the 81st Regional Support Command assists MSG Loretta Cotham of the 5th Medical Brigade in Birmingham, Ala., with benefits registration. The 81st RSC presented a Pre-Retirement Services brief at the Lexington, Ky. VA Medical Center Dec. 5. The 81st RSC hopes to partner with the VA for all future briefs in order to provide better service to retiring service members.
In addition to giving you a head start on your career for your commitment, the Army Reserve will take care of you and your family by providing tremendous benefits for part time employment. As a Soldier in the Army Reserve, you’ll earn money for education, cash bonuses, discounted health care, build retirement, and more. All while you pursue your civilian career or continue your education.