Our Mission

The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs is the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness responsible for overall supervision of Total Force manpower, personnel, and reserve affairs.


Manpower & Reserve Affairs will:

  • Proactively deliver credible advice and information about the capabilities of the Reserve Components.
  • Develop the policies and resources necessary to fully exploit those capabilities.

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