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What is R2?
Ready and Resilient (R2) provides the foundation for individuals to build and sustain personal readiness and resilience. R2 provides training and education resources to active duty, Reserve and National Guard Soldiers, as well as Family members and Department of the Army Civilians at 33 R2 Performance Centers Army-wide. Strengthening Soldiers and enhancing personal readiness offers the greatest opportunity to increase unit cohesion and achieve positive outcomes.
What is resilience?
- Resilience is the ability to persevere, adapt, and grow in dynamic or stressful environments. Resilience encompasses internal motivation, persistence, and how Soldiers revitalize, recover and / or adapt in order to respond constructively to challenges in their daily lives. Training and education empower leaders and Soldiers to demonstrate resilience. When individuals gain experience in applying these skills, it enables cohesive team building and drives readiness.
What is readiness?
- The ability and willingness to perform an assigned task or mission.
What is the relationship between resilience and readiness?
- Resilience drives personal readiness, and personal readiness relies on five dimensions, sometime called pillars: Physical, Emotional, Social, Spiritual, and Family
What are the five dimensions/pillars of personal readiness?
- Physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and family. click here to leare more
What are R2 Performance Centers?
- R2 Performance Centers provide customized performance training that enables Soldiers to sustain personal readiness, enhance resilience, optimize human performance and build unit cohesion to active duty, Reserve and National Guard Soldiers, Family members and Department of Army Civilians.
Where can I find an R2 Performance Center?
- There are 33 R2 Performance Centers across the Army. Find your nearest location here
What is Engage?
- Engage is a scientifically validated Army professional skill designed to emphasize Soldiers’ duty and obligation to engage when alerted to a deviation from the norm or standard. Engage serves as a core skill and can be adopted to meet the annual training requirement for Ask, Care, Escort (ACE) and Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) training.
What is the ARD Ready and Resilient Resource and Activity Guide?
- The ARD Resource and Activity Guide, prepared by the HQDA, G-1 Army Resilience Directorate (ARD) is intended to provide information and resources to the Army community based on the five dimensions of Personal Readiness: Physical, Emotional, Social, Spiritual, and Family. The guide contains resources that leaders, Soldiers, DA civilians, and Family members can download in order to train, operationalize, and practically apply the resilience and performance skills the Army promotes. Find the guide
What is a Master Resilience Trainer (MRT)?
- An MRT is a Soldier who completes the Master Resilience Training Course by learning and teaching resiliency and performance enhancing skills such as goal setting, energy management, emotion awareness and regulation, impulse control, de-catastrophizing, putting it in perspective, effective communication, challenging negative beliefs, problem solving, and Real-Time Resilience.
What is a Master Resilience Trainer – Performance Expert (MRT-PE)?
- R2 MRT-Performance Experts (MRT-PEs) are contractors who possess graduate degrees in performance, sports, and positive psychology and more than 200 hours of advanced training to achieve MRT Level 4 certification. MRT-PEs have trained more than 45,000 MRTs to conduct resilience training at the unit level and serve as advisers to Commanders.
What does the Master Resilience Training Course provide?
- The Master Resilience Training Course (MRTC) provides Soldiers with an opportunity to enhance their leadership and effectiveness, and learn how to teach resilience skills to Soldiers, Family members, and DA Civilians. Students learn the six MRT competencies – Self-Awareness, Self-Regulation, Optimism, Mental Agility, Strengths of Character, and Connection – that are shown to be critical characteristics of a resilient individual. The 10-day MRTC includes immersion in core concepts and skills, as well as instruction for training others. Interested in becoming a Master Resilience Trainer? Find out more about the course and its requirements
How can I learn more about becoming a Master Resilience Trainer (MRT)?
- The Master Resilience Training Course (MRTC) provides Soldiers with an opportunity to enhance their leadership and effectiveness and learn how to teach resilience skills to Soldiers, Family members, and DA Civilians. Learn more
Do you have any evidence resilience training is effective?
- Army studies assessing the effectiveness of the program found that units leveraging their Master Resilience Trainer are more likely to have a lower rate of diagnoses for mental health problems in Soldiers. Over time, the units with MRTs had significantly lower rates of substance abuse diagnoses (drug and alcohol abuse) and diagnoses for mental health problems (anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder) compared to units without MRTs.
Why are R2 Performance Centers a valuable tool in achieving a more resilient force?
- R2 Performance Centers offer customized resilience and performance enhancement training to help build resilient leaders and Soldiers who are able to overcome and recover from everyday stressors and major life events, adapt to change and thrive under new conditions.
How does resilience skills/training impact Army readiness?
- When Soldiers use performance and resilience skills consistently and deliberately, it results in enhanced personal readiness, resilience, and optimized performance leading to greater unit and mission readiness.
What other type of training is offered through R2PCs?
- In addition to the Master Resilience Training Course, R2 Performance Centers provide units performance enhancing training such as Energy Management, Mindfulness and Goal Setting, training to build unit cohesion like the Squad Leader Development Course, Team Building, and the ENGAGE Skill Training. Performance Experts at the R2PCs can also develop customized training to meet specific unit or individual needs.
How can I schedule training?
R2 Performance Centers provide customized performance and resilience training and education that enable Soldiers to sustain personal readiness, enhance resilience, optimize human performance, and build unit cohesion. Training is available at 33 centers Army-wide, to active duty, Reserve and National Guard Soldiers, as well as Family members and Department of the Army Civilians. Visit here for information.
What is Resilience in Focus?
- Resilience in Focus is a series of quick resilience-building tools and infographics that cover common challenges from how to make stress work for you (stress can be good, really), to how to become more optimistic (it is possible!), cultivate mindfulness (what is that exactly?), or stick to your goals (at last!). Start by exploring more topics