Volunteers needed for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
Nov. 22, 2017 at 11:06 a.m.
Editor, the Advocate:
I appreciate the letter that published Nov. 21, "National Guardsmen and Reservists are also veterans," for bringing the attention deserved by the Guard and Reserve.
The Guard and Reserve makes up over almost 50 percent of the United States total military force, with 52,557 currently on active duty as of Nov. 6, 2017.
The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve supports these components. Volunteers are currently needed for Texas ESGR Area 11; make the slogan "Support our Troops" mean something. Area 11 will have over 200 troops on deployment in 2018, and the limited number of current ESGR volunteers limits the number of Guard and Reserve units that will be contacted between now and deployment.
Espiridion "Speedy" Castillo, Victoria