Equipment Reset Program
What is it?
Reset is defined as a set of actions to restore equipment to a level of combat capability commensurate with a unit’s future mission.
There are three components of Reset:
- Replacement: The purchase of new equipment to replace battle losses, worn out or obsolete equipment, and critical equipment deployed and left in theater, but needed for homeland defense, homeland security and other critical missions.
- Recapitalization: A rebuild effort that extends the equipment’s useful life by returning it to a near “zero mile/zero hour” condition with either the original performance specifications or with upgraded performance specifications.
- Repair: A repair or overhaul effort that returns the equipment’s condition to the Army standard. It includes the Special Technical Inspection and Repair Program of aircraft.
What has the Army done?
Congress appropriated $17.1 Billion in FY07 supplemental funds to assist the Army in meeting its Reset requirements. To ensure Reset funds are spent in a timely, effective, and efficient manner, the Army established the Reset Task Force.
The role of the Reset Task Force is to track and coordinate Reset activities at the Headquarters, Department of the Army level. The Task Force monitors the status of the replacement, recapitalization, and repair elements of Reset, and provides information as required to the Army leadership and Congressional committees.
The Army completed the Reset of 27 brigades in FY07 and began the Reset of 5 additional brigades. More than 52,000 pieces of equipment were ordered on contract, and more than 123,000 pieces of equipment were repaired at the Army’s organic maintenance depots and commercial contractor facilities. Because of the extension of units in theater from 12 to 15 months, fewer units and less equipment redeployed in FY07 than originally planned. The Army obligated $16.4 Billion to fund on field level maintenance, depot level maintenance, and new procurement actions in support of Reset. The remaining dollars (approximately $700 Million) were reprogrammed to procure mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles.
What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?
The Army will complete the Reset of 19 brigades in FY08 and begin the Reset of 12 additional brigades. These goals are dependent on timely receipt of requested FY08 supplemental funding.
Why is this important to the Army?
A fully funded Army Reset program ensures Army equipment consumed in the war is replaced or restored in preparation for future missions.
Mr. Dennis Brogan (703) 614-0811