NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, the Reserve Ready Mobilization Pool (RMP) will no longer be used to involuntarily recall Reserve Sailors.
The RMP is being eliminated due to the drawdown in Iraq and Afghanistan and the extremely high mobilization volunteer rate throughout the Navy Reserve Force.
"Although our immediate need for a large forward deployed force has been reduced in correlation with the drawdown in Afghanistan, our Reserve Sailors will continue to stand, 'Ready. Anytime, Anywhere," said Rear Adm. Bryan Cutchen, commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command.
Across the force, the volunteer rate has consistently remained near 75 percent, with a September 2013 volunteer rate of 87.7 percent. This high volunteer rate is projected to continue due to the opportunities mobilizations provide for valuable career growth in a variety of joint and specialized billets.
The Ready Mobilization Pool (RMP) was first implemented in 2009 to manage the mobilization of Reserve Officers. In 2010, Reserve Enlisted personnel were added to the pool, coinciding with an increase in the number of mobilizations across the entire Reserve Force which had reached their highest level since 2003.
The mission of the Navy Reserve is to deliver strategic depth and operational capability to the Navy, Marine Corps, and Joint Forces
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