The Navy Reserve Force Motto is "Ready Now. Anytime, Anywhere." It reflects the essence of the Reserve mission and vision. Like all military reserve forces, the Navy Reserve is a supplement to the Active Component (AC). Currently, Reservists represent about 20% of the Navy’s Total Force. But it’s much more than strength in numbers.
Today’s Navy Reserve, from Civil Affairs to Navy SEALs, is integral to the Total Force. We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our Active Duty component executing full spectrum operations that represent every facet of our Navy’s Global Maritime Strategy for the 21st century.
VADM Dirk Debbink, Chief of Navy Reserve
Whether working in the U.S. or abroad, ashore, at sea or in the air, Reservists are prepared. They are accessible. They are versatile. And they are willing to go wherever they are needed.
Each Reservist is expected to uphold the core values of honor, courage and commitment. And together with Active Duty servicemembers, they help make up one of the most capable forces the world has ever seen. One Navy. One mission.
Over the past century, the Reserve has evolved into a vital asset, a respected partner and a true Force Multiplier. As a part-time servicemember, you will not only stand in to answer the call of duty, but your service will amplify the Navy’s core capabilities, which include forward presence, deterrence, sea control, power projection, maritime security, humanitarian assistance and disaster response.
Navy Reserve Mission Statement:
The mission of the Navy Reserve is to provide strategic depth and deliver operational capabilities to the Navy and Marine Corps team and Joint forces, from peace to war.
The Expanding Mission
The ongoing mission of the Navy Reserve is to have the right people and develop them with the right training. It's also to provide Reservists with the resources and support they need to serve effectively and successfully. In an increasingly complex world, this mission evolves to meet ever-changing initiatives.
As individuals and as units, Reservists continue to be more and more critical in the big picture. Serving side by side with Active Duty counterparts in direct support of the Fleet. Making the most of proven and potential abilities. Leading lives of pride, purpose and heroism on a mission that serves a greater cause.
Navy Reserve Vision:
Our vision for the Navy Reserve is to be a provider of choice for essential naval warfighting capabilities and expertise, strategically aligned with mission requirements and valued for our readiness, innovation and ability to respond to any situation.
The Strategic Focus Areas
Now and in the future, the Navy Reserve envisions itself to be a go-to force. A resource for roles that cover the full spectrum of Navy needs. It also strives to be an employer of choice. A fulfilling option for servicemembers from all backgrounds. Those with prior military experience. And those without.
Guided by its strategic focus areas, the Navy Reserve seeks to:
- Deliver a Ready and Accessible Force – Maximum responsiveness means Reservists get the type of advanced training that allows them to step right in and implement their skill sets
- Provide Valued Capabilities – Unmatched experience and expertise make Reservists respected and valued resources in today’s Navy
- Enable the Continuum of Service – Seamless transition to temporary Active Duty service when called enables Reservists to uphold national security, and assistance is available to help balance the life of service with everyday life