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What is R2?
What is resilience?
- Resilience is the ability to persevere, adapt and grow in dynamic or stressful environments. Resilience encompasses internal motivation and persistence and how Soldiers revitalize, recover and adapt constructively to challenges in their daily lives. Training and education empower leaders and Soldiers to demonstrate resilience. When individuals apply these skills, they can build cohesive teams and drive readiness.
What is readiness?
- Readiness is 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 of Personal Readiness, sometimes called pillars: physical, emotional, social, spiritual and family.
What are the Five Dimensions 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 and education resources so active-duty military, reservists, guard members, Family members and DA Civilians can build and sustain personal readiness and resilience.
Where can I find an R2 Performance Center?
- There are 32 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 Soldiers can adapt 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 ARD — provides information and resources to the Army community based on the Five Dimensions of Personal Readiness: physical, emotional, social, spiritual and family. The guide includes resources that leaders, Soldiers, DA Civilians and Family members can download so they can train, operationalize and apply the resilience and performance skills the Army promotes. Find the guide here.
What is a Master Resilience Trainer (MRT)?
- An MRT is a Soldier who completes the Master Resilience Training Course (MRTC) 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-PEs are contractors who have 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 (MRTC) provide?
- The MRTC helps Soldiers 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. These competencies are critical characteristics of a resilient person. The 10-day MRTC includes immersion in core concepts and skills and instruction for training others. Interested in becoming an MRT? Find out more about the course and requirements here
How can I learn more about becoming a Master Resilience Trainer (MRT)?
- The Master Resilience Training Course (MRTC) helps Soldiers enhance their leadership and effectiveness and learn how to teach resilience skills to Soldiers, Family members and DA Civilians. Learn more here
Do you have any evidence resilience training is effective?
- Army studies that assessed the effectiveness of the program found that units that use their Master Resilience Trainer (MRT) are more likely to have a lower rate of mental help problem diagnoses in Soldiers. Over time, the units with MRTs had significantly fewer substance misuse diagnoses (drug and alcohol misuse) and diagnoses of mental health problems, such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress, compared with 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 can overcome and recover from everyday stressors and major life events, adapt to change and thrive under new conditions.
How do resilience skills/training impact Army readiness?
- Soldiers who use performance and resilience skills deliberately and consistently have 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 (MRTC), R2 Performance Centers give units performance-enhancing training such as Energy Management, Mindfulness and Goal Setting, the ENGAGE Skill Training and training to build unit cohesion, such as the Squad Leader Development Course and Team Building. Performance Experts at the R2PCs can also develop customized training to meet specific unit or individual needs. learn more
How can I schedule training?
R2 Performance Centers provide customized performance and resilience training and education to enable Soldiers to sustain personal readiness, enhance resilience, optimize human performance and build unit cohesion. Training is available to active-duty military, reservists, guard members, Family members and DA Civilians at 33 centers Army-wide. 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 like how to make stress work for you, how to become more optimistic, how to cultivate mindfulness and how to stick to your goals. Explore more topics here.