Letter from Leadership

Lieutenant General Timothy J. Kadavy addressing soldiers in the fieldLieutenant General Timothy J. Kadavy addressing soldiers in the field

IN YOUR HANDS is the premier issue of Citizen-Soldier magazine. This publication is the next iteration of our earlier publication, GX: The Guard Experience. While Citizen-Soldier magazine embraces the mission of celebrating and supporting the Soldiers and Families of the Army National Guard, it also highlights the challenges and opportunities ahead of our team as we enhance readiness and ensure that Americans can count on the Army National Guard in the face of new and emerging threats to our nation and way of life.

The pages of Citizen-Soldier magazine and the Citizen-Soldier website are packed with stories, highlights and announcements geared toward helping Soldiers and their loved ones make the most of their time in the Guard.  Through the magazine, we will spotlight opportunities to maximize the benefits of military service and assist you in accomplishing your personal and professional goals. As we work together toward enhanced readiness – with increased training and the potential for more frequent deployments – it is essential for you, our Soldiers and Families, to stay informed about the initiatives and programs the Guard has in place to support your needs as you support the mission of safeguarding our country and its communities.

Citizen-Soldier magazine and Citizen-SoldierMagazine.com are not just for Soldiers and Families. They are about Soldiers and Families. Citizen-Soldier wants to share your personal stories, challenges and successes. Additionally, the publication is partnering with local Guard Public Affairs Offices around the nation to ensure the articles appearing in each issue are representative of the entire Army National Guard and our diverse missions and team members.

Ultimately, we want this to be a useful resource that engages and connects with Soldiers and Families on a meaningful level. I encourage you to participate by sharing your personal stories, photos and thoughts.

With resources like Citizen-Soldier magazine and Citizen-SoldierMagazine.com, we will continue to enhance our readiness, develop leaders and encourage excellence in the Guard.

Thank you for your continued service in the Army National Guard.

Timothy J. Kadavy Lieutenant General, U.S. Army Director, Army National Guard
Timothy J. Kadavy Lieutenant General, U.S. Army Director, Army National Guard
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