Welcome to the 744
Hopefully by now you’ve had a sponsor reach out to you and welcome you. They’ll be there to assist you during your first few battle assemblies to make sure you learn how we operate as a unit. You will learn that being a soldier in today’s Army goes beyond just training on your warrior task and battle drills. We must be prepared to deploy at anytime with short notice. To do that you need to be ready. Readiness encompasses being up to date on all your shots, health assessments and dental checkups to things like having a government credit card so we can send you to schools.
To get you up to date as quickly as possible we have a rule that you will RST your first drill. RST stands for Rescheduled Training. It’s when you don’t come to our regular battle assembly that month and instead come in and do a related training or other things we need you to get done. During your RST you will work on this document (click here). Most of this requires a government computer, but you can do things like call LHI (Logistics Health Incorporated) and set up your medical appointments now. To learn more about medical readiness go to our medical readiness page (click here)
Use the form below to submit a new Soldier RST request. That will let us know what days you are available so we can reach out and coordinate a time for you to come in.
Download (click here) a copy of the New Soldier Readiness Packet. Part of the training will require a signed Statement of Understanding for your government travel card. You can complete that online in Step 3 by clicking here or get a copy printed when you come to the unit.
You can do the medical appointments part from home before you come in. The rest of the document requires a government computer or having your CAC setup to access sites from home. If you want to setup a CAC reader at home you can follow our resource here.
Don’t forget to mark your calendar when your RST day is. Missing these days will cause you to get a U, which means you did not attend. You can only get so many Us before you get chaptered out of the Army.
Part of your job as a leader in the Army is providing the right resources and coordination for your element to accomplish their mission. You can’t do this if you don’t know where to look or have knowledge of your battle space. Be a life long learner and find resources and read them. We’ve compiled a guide to help you understand a lot of the terminology and process in the Reserve that you will need to know for you and your soldiers. This guide is meant to make you aware of as much a possible from an administrative side and helpful advice on being an LT given you have limited exposure to the Army on a daily basis to learn. Click here to download the 2LT Reserve Handbook.