Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman David Rouzer (NC-7) joined members of the North Carolina delegation in sending a letter to the National Commission on the Future of the Army (NCFA) urging the Commission to maintain a robust role for the Army National Guard. 

“The National Guard is a critical component to our national security.  They have considerable expertise in domestic operations and a wealth of knowledge and experience from combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan,” said Congressman Rouzer.  “At a third of the cost of active forces when not mobilized, the National Guard provides a place for trained and experienced Soldiers to continue their service when they leave active duty.  If we do not provide them with this avenue, we risk losing their skills and abilities.”

The NCFA will study the right balance between the active, reserve, and Army National Guard, and they will submit a report to Congress with recommendations based on our current and future resources and threats to our national security.

A copy of the letter may be found here:  Final CODEL Commission letter signed.pdf