Purpose and Organization of the Posture Statement


The 2005 Army Posture Statement provides an overview of today's Army. Focusing on the Soldier, our centerpiece, it provides a perspective on the 21st century security environment. This environment provides the context for reaffirming our overarching Strategic Goal and our enduring Mission. The Posture Statement describes how the Army is executing four overarching, interrelated strategies — centered on people, forces, quality of life and infrastructure — needed to accomplish this Mission. Our initiatives, posture, progress, and requirements are explained within the context of these strategies. Army transformation is described not as an end in itself, but rather in terms of how it is already contributing to accomplishing the Mission today, while preparing the force to accomplish its Strategic Goal — to remain relevant and ready to meet the Combatant Commanders' needs — today and tomorrow. A discussion of Risk and an examination of future security challenges are furnished to complete this assessment of our current posture as we continue to serve the Nation today, while preparing for the uncertainties of tomorrow.