What is it? The Army's reset program includes a series of actions taken to restore unit equipment to a desired level of combat capability after returning from contingency operations. Equipment reset consists of:
The goal is to return active component unit equipment readiness to Army standards within 180 days after redeployment and reserve component unit equipment within 360 days. The maintenance work is done at organic depots, installations, and contractor facilities.
What has the Army done? From FY04 through FY06, the Army has reset more than 95 brigade-level units and has repaired over 200,000 pieces of equipment and weapons. A wide range of equipment has been repaired, including aircraft, tracked vehicles, wheeled vehicles, communications and electronics, and support equipment.
In FY07, the Army received $17.1 billion for equipment reset. The Army is resetting 25 Brigade Combat Teams and 9 Aviation, Artillery, and Support Brigades in FY07.
What efforts does the Army plan to continue in the future? As units continue to deploy to and redeploy from OIF and OEF, the Army will continue its reset program. Due to the time required to retrograde, synchronize schedules with training requirements, and repair equipment, the Army anticipates a requirement for several years of reset supplemental funding once hostilities end.Why is this important to the Army? Through its reset program, the Army is supporting Combatant Commanders, while simultaneously "setting the force" to posture for future operations. Reset prepares follow-on units for deployment and employment and supports training base requirements. Reset also enables the Army to position itself to be a more globally relevant force, able to rapidly respond to emerging threats and contingencies.