President Trump took to Twitter on Monday morning to wish a happy birthday to the US Army Reserve.
Using his @POTUS account, the president tweeted:
“Happy 109th Birthday, @USArmyReserve. Thank you for your service! -DJT”
— President Trump (@POTUS) April 24, 2017
ABOUT THE USAR — On 23 April 1908, Congress created the Medical Reserve Corps, the official predecessor of the Army Reserve. After World War I, under the National Defense Act of 1920, Congress reorganized the U.S. land forces by authorizing a Regular Army, a National Guard, and an Organized Reserve (Officers Reserve Corps and Enlisted Reserve Corps) of unrestricted size, which later became the Army Reserve. This organization provided a peacetime pool of trained Reserve officers and enlisted men for use in war. The Organized Reserve included the Officers Reserve Corps, Enlisted Reserve Corps, and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. The Organized Reserves were redesignated 25 March 1948, as the Organized Reserve Corps. Recognizing the importance of the Organized Reserve to the World War II effort, Congress authorized retirement and drill pay for the first time in 1948.
(source – Wikipedia)
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