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Personal Readiness: Key to Mission Readiness

Summer is often a time that we look forward to with equal parts excitement and apprehension as we plan for new activities like taking leave for a family vacation or to deal with life events such as managing a PCS move. These breaks from our typical routines can not only lead to a loss of connection with battle buddies, but also inadvertently affect others around us such as our unit, family members and co-workers. Leaders at all levels must continue to increase their visibility and engage with Soldiers, especially when their personal readiness is affected. With the message “Be ready and resilient. Know your values. Do what’s right.”, R2’s Strengthening Readiness and Resilience Campaign reminds our subordinate leaders that it is our duty and responsibility to maintain routines and build relationships with our Soldiers to foster a culture of trust so that Soldiers are motivated to seek our guidance. Doing so enhances our ability to recognize even the smallest changes in behavior (e.g., lack of motivation, withdrawal, etc.) that are a deviation from standards or out of character for the Soldier and proactively address any concerns. Leaders who model the right behaviors and reinforce the need to cultivate relationships positively influence personal and unit readiness. Readiness is the Army’s top priority. Strengthening Soldiers and enhancing personal readiness offers the greatest opportunity to increase unit cohesion and achieve positive outcomes. Help us spread this important message. Find resources such as public service announcements, infographics and tip sheets at readyandresilient.army.mil and share our social media posts (@USArmyR2 on Facebook and Twitter).

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Be ready and resilient. Know your values. Do what's right. #BEKNOWDO

What is Ready and Resilient?

Ready and Resilient (R2) is the Army's strategy for strengthening individual and unit Personal Readiness and fostering a culture of trust.

R2 provides training and resources to the Army Family to enhance resilience and optimize performance. R2 reinforces the Army Values, beliefs and attitudes, and educates members of the Army team about the importance of building connections with each other, taking care of one another, and being there to support fellow Soldiers.

Every Soldier is a valued member of the Army team and is critical to readiness and mission accomplishment.

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