The adjutant general of Kentucky, Air Force Maj. Gen. Edward Tonini, state command sergeant major for Kentucky, Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory Armstrong, the assistant adjutant general for the Florida National Guard, Maj. Gen. James D. Tyre and command sergeant major for ground forces of the Florida National Guard, Command Sgt. Maj. Robert M. Hosford, traveled to Camp Buehring, Kuwait March 25 as part of the Joint Monthly Access to Reserve Components program.
While here, the generals and command sergeants major met with Soldiers from their respective states and gauged morale and preparedness.
The JMARC is a U.S. Central Command-sponsored program. It serves as the primary mechanism for the Reserve Components, both Reserve and National Guard, General/Flag Officers and their senior enlisted to visit Reserve and National Guard Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines serving in Afghanistan and Kuwait.
The JMARC’s primary goal is to enable leaders to see, first hand, the contributions of their brave men and women, who are serving on the cutting edge of freedom. This allows a solid general/flag officer perspective of the challenges and progress of not only their warriors serving in uniform, but also the progress of the coalition effort.