Guided by the Army Vision, we are accomplishing our mission today while building the future force – of Soldiers, leaders, modular forces and institutional support structures – to do so tomorrow.
We remain resolute in our determination to preserve peace and freedom for America. To identify, learn, and adapt to new challenges, we continue to focus on tough questions that will remain at the center of the defense debate:
- What are the strategic requirements of the 21st century? What decisions must we make now to fulfill our Title 10 obligation to ensure the Army, as part of the Nation’s Armed Forces, is best prepared to defend U.S. interests in the face of traditional, irregular, catastrophic and disruptive challenges?
- How can we best prepare our leaders to become multi-skilled “pentathletes” able to operate confidently and successfully amidst the challenges and uncertainties we will face?
- Are joint land forces (Army, Marines, and Special Operations Forces) properly sized, structured, trained, and oriented to provide the capabilities needed to perform the missions that the Nation will require?
- What additional actions are required to ensure that our forces are organized, trained, manned, and equipped to be relevant to, and ready for, the challenges they will face?
- How do we ensure that our physical infrastructure (installations, depots, arsenals, and the network that connects them) best supports our mission? How do we balance our resources to: provide quality of life to sustain our volunteer force; maintain deployment facilities (air, ground, sea, rail, cargo, and other facilities) to support Combatant Commanders’ timelines; and establish a training base to prepare our Soldiers and units for the challenges they will face?
- How can we best leverage the human and financial resources we have been provided to ensure that we remain the world’s preeminent landpower – ready to meet and relevant to, in capabilities and mindset, the challenges we will face?
- What will be the impact of protracted conflict on the All-Volunteer force? What combination of quality of life, compensation, incentives, service options, and other tools will be required to recruit, retain, and sustain the concept of the All-Volunteer force for the future?
With the support of the President, the Congress, and the Department of Defense, we are developing the capabilities and the capacity to sustain our global commitments and to prevail in the war on terrorism. We need your continued support to meet the needs of the Combatant Commanders and our Soldiers, who answer the Call to Duty by volunteering to serve the Nation in this time of war.