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Saturday, June 15th, 2024

Reps. Jacobs, Ryan commend measure aiding reservists

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U.S. Reps. Chris Jacobs (R-NY) and Tim Ryan (D-OH) are espousing the benefits of a recently signed measure they said is designed to aid Army Reserves and National Guard members.

The Reservists Opportunity Act (H.R. 5063) was signed into law by President Joe Biden in accordance with part of the FY22 National Defense Authorization Act, enabling reservist access to the Army’s Tour of Duty system from personal devices.

“Ensuring America’s military is ready to face any threat to our nation requires us to retain the best men and women our country has to offer,” Jacobs said. “The Reservists Opportunity Act helps accomplish that goal by streamlining the process for our citizen-soldiers in the National Guard and Army Reserves to access active-duty opportunities. I’m proud to have successfully led this bipartisan effort to set our military up for future success and I look forward to seeing our citizen-soldiers find new opportunities to serve our nation.”

Ryan said when members of the nation’s National Guard and Reserve seek to serve full-time, the last thing stopping them should be technological barriers.

“This Reservists Opportunity Act will ensure these service members can access the opportunities available for active-duty service from their personal devices,” he said. “I’m proud to have worked with my Republican colleague Chris Jacobs and Senators Joni Ernst and Jacky Rosen to get this important legislation across the finish line for our Guard and Reserve members.”