The Officer November-December 2013 : Page 1
T HE O FFICER • V olume LXXXIX, No. 6 • NOVEMBER – DECEMBER 2013 P. 14 FEATURES www.roa.org November-December 2013 RESERVISTS NEED NOT APPLY _____________________________________ 20 Unemployment Soars as Employers Skirt USERRA Recent statistics suggest that unemployment among members of the Reserve Component runs three times that of veterans overall. T eir numbers are of en dif cult to nail down, and the problem goes unnoticed. By Mary Flynn Reserve Component Addresses the Issue of Military Sexual Assault Head-on THE ARMY’S NAVY ______________________________________________ 24 Reservists Move Critical Equipment via Waterborne Fleet T at the Army operates its own small navy is one of its best-kept secrets, its mariners say. Among their ranks are 1,000 Reservists, who sail the world hauling heavy equipment, supplies, divers, and almost anything else the Army needs. By William Matthews RESERVE STRENGTH RESERVE LIFE INSIDE: • RESERVISTS NEED NOT APPLY • THE ADVOCATES: WARRIOR TRANSITION SPECIALISTS • THE ARMY’S NAVY RESTORING CONFIDENCE Reserve Component Addresses Military Sexual Assault Head-on THE ADVOCATES ________________________________________________ 28 Specialists Help Wounded Army Reservists Get the Care T ey Need Reservists needing care face unique challenges associated with their military status. A new program in the Army Reserve makes sure they don’t fall through the cracks in a system that’s geared to active duty Soldiers. By Ann Peru Knabe Af er a series of high-prof le sexual assaults perpetrated by individuals in positions of trust, the DoD has intensif ed its focus on how sexual assault is viewed and handled within the ranks. By Janine Boldrin NATIONAL SECURITY Report TOO MUCH TO ASK? Supporting Employers of Reserve Component Members in an Operational Reserve Era As the future of the Total Force is considered, it prompts the question: Are we asking too much of employers as we ask more of the Reserve Components? A new study looks at the impact on employers and investigates whether changes are needed in laws, policies, or activation and deployment procedures. By Susan M. Gates 32 Index to Advertisers: AGIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Army Residence Community . . . . . . . Inside Back Cover Marsh U.S. Consumer, a Service of Seabury & Smith, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46–47 Stellar Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 The Boeing Company . . Inside Front Cover USAA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover CORRECTION In the September–October issue of The Officer, the aircraf on page 35 was misidentif ed due to incorrect caption placement. T e aircraf in the photograph is a Lockheed P2V-5 Neptune. We regret the error.
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