March 16, 2022

Duckworth Discusses Army Reserve Priorities with LTG Jody Daniels


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] — U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Chair of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee’s (SASC) Airland Subcommittee, yesterday spoke with Lieutenant General Jody Daniels, the Chief of the Army Reserve. Duckworth and Daniels discussed many of the most pressing issues Daniels is facing as well as her top priorities ahead of the FY23 posture hearings.

“I had a productive discussion with LTG Daniels yesterday about her priorities for the Army Reserve, including the importance of growing the Task Force Oceania program, strengthening our readiness and building out our advanced technology and cyber operations,” Duckworth said. “I’ll continue working with her on these important issues and many others.”

Duckworth successfully secured a provision in the 2022 defense bill that would make sure each service is paying its Guard and Reserve members the same monthly incentive pay for maintaining critical skills and taking on hazardous duty as those in the active component. The provision codifies a modified version of Duckworth’s National Guard and Reserve Incentive Pay Parity Act, which she introduced this May.