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    CANUSGO 2015 Staff Talks

    CANUSGO 2015 Staff Talks

    Photo By Staff Sgt. Hector Corea | Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley, center, commanding general of U.S. Army Reserve Command,...... read more read more



    Story by Sgt. Hector Corea 

    302nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

    SAN JOSE, Calif.— More than 40 general officers, senior enlisted advisers and distinguished guests attended the Canada-U.S. Army Reserve Component General Officer Staff Talks (CANUSGO) in San Jose and Fort Hunter Liggett, California, July 23-26, 2015.

    CANUSGO 2015 is a conference designed to bring Canadian and United States forces together to discuss integrated training. Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley, chief of the Army Reserve and commanding general of U.S. Army Reserve Command, hosted the three-day event.

    “It’s a great privilege to be the host of this year’s event,” said Talley. “We are here to participate in joint training exercises, to share best practices, and lessons learned, and to deepen the already strong relations between our two military forces.”

    Close cooperation between the U.S. and Canadian reserves is a top priority for leaders of both forces.

    “Our Canadian team is looking forward to building the discussion between our countries,” said Brig. Gen. Kelly Woiden, current chief of staff of the Canadian Army Reserve. “This will be of great benefit for us.”

    “Canada is a go-to-war partner,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Jennings, command sergeant major of the 84th Training Command. “If we have the ability to bring in our Canadian brothers and sisters, to train side-by-side, unit-by-unit, think about how powerful that is moving forward. We want that relationship, we want to be able to help and assist each other, whether individually or collectively.”

    Those in attendance observed a Warrior Training Exercise hosted by the 84th Training Command at Fort Hunter Liggett, California.

    “The 84th Training Command uses an enhanced tactical training environment to provide realistic training to total U.S. Army—Active, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard, as well as joint and multi-national forces,” said Talley. “It allows them to improve their skills and increase their readiness in a controlled environment that allows them to train as they would fight.”

    Afterwards, the final day of the conference involved a discussion regarding training exchange opportunities between the U.S. Army Reserve, Army National Guard, and Canadian Army Reserve. General officers and senior enlisted advisors from both the U.S. and Canada finished the discussion on a high note.

    “I look back at CANUSGO and see nothing but great camaraderie and cooperation between our two countries,” said Maj. Gen. Scottie Carpenter, commander of the 84th Training Command. “I’m very excited about the future of our partnership and look forward to next year’s talks.”



    Date Taken: 07.25.2015
    Date Posted: 07.27.2015 02:23
    Story ID: 171163
    Location: SAN JOSE, CA, US 

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