Innovative Readiness Training Awarded A "Bright Ideas" Award By Harvard University

Brigh IdeasBright Ideas is an initiative that recognizes creative and promising government programs and partnerships. The initiative is offered through the Innovations in Government Program, a program of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School.

The Department of Defense’s Innovative Readiness Training Program is a volunteer opportunity for the National Guard and Reserves that provides training benefits for military personnel while addressing the needs of underserved American communities. Through this program, military units refine their engineering, health care, diving, and transportation skills by performing services and developing projects in and for communities that otherwise would not have the resources to conduct them on their own.

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