STAND-TO! Edition: Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Army Diversity and Inclusion Roadmap
What is it?
The U.S. Army's Diversity and Inclusion Roadmap (ADIR) supports Force 2025 and Beyond and contributes to mission readiness while transforming and sustaining the Army as a global leader in diversity. The new ADIR is scheduled to be published in fiscal year 2016.
What has Army done?
The ADIR supports Soldiers, civilians and Family members through an ambitious plan focusing on actions that enable the Army to prepare for a changing America. The Army is committed to recruiting, developing and retaining America's best talent. The following internal structure supports the ADIR:
(1) The U.S. Army Diversity and Leadership Agency (USAD&LA): The USAD&LA develops policies, programs and strategies that support a culture of diversity and inclusion that is free from unlawful discrimination and prohibited personnel practices and maximizes readiness for every Soldier, civilian and Family member.
(2) The Army Diversity Council (ADC): The ADC is chaired by the Secretary of the Army and the Chief of Staff, and functions as a senior, strategic-level body that leads and supports the Army's diversity and inclusion efforts.
What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?
The USAD&LA will develop and integrate a diversity and inclusion curriculum and competencies throughout the Professional Military Education (PME) system and the Civilian Education System (CES). The Army will enhance existing programs, to include diversity and inclusion training for newly selected brigadier generals and members of the senior executive service. In addition, the Army will continue to synchronize enterprise wide outreach activities with national special interest and affinity groups.
Why is this important to the Army?
An inclusive mindset is crucial to recruiting, retaining and developing the human talent necessary to maintain readiness. A diverse Army represents the American people and demonstrates the strength of the committed men and women from different backgrounds working together to support the nation's defense.
The Army's commitment to diversity facilitates cultural understanding and exemplifies the American principles.
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Quote for the Day
You need to be prepared to go at a moment's notice. You need to make sure your tactics, your techniques and your procedures are at a very high level of readiness. When called, you will be ready to go.
- Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, re-enforced his top priority of training and readiness to Soldiers and leaders from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment and members of the Massachusetts National Guard conducting exercises, during his visit to Fort Hood, Texas, Nov. 24
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