Army Reserve forces are always available for the needs of the Army and the Joint Force. The Army Reserve falls under the day-to-day command and control of the president and the secretary of defense. ArmyReserve Soldiers and units can be used by the Joint Force for missions in peacetime and in wartime, during training and when mobilized, for planning and for operations.
In addition, the Army can mobilize individuals or parts of units from the Army Reserve in order to meet the needs of a mission. This enables Army Reserve forces to plan and train along with their active counterparts.
The Army Reserve is uniquely capable of providing tailored units and structure in support of combat command requirements. The Army Reserve can draw on a wide base of professional and civilian skills, and can mobilize or activate forces in any combination or in any organization, or it can mobilize individuals. The Army Reserve can tailor forces for specific combat command or contingency requirements.