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Mobilization Tiger Team (MT2)

What is it?
The Vice Chief of Staff of the Army (VCSA) approved the establishment of a Mobilization Tiger Team (MT2) to conduct a holistic assessment of the Army's current mobilization capability in terms of infrastructure, organizations, and command / authorities required to support continuous mobilization. The team, led by United States Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), is charged with providing a comprehensive and sustainable strategy outlining mobilization policies, procedures, and capabilities requiring change in order to optimize for continuous mobilization and identify the most effective and efficient means to achieve them.

What has the Army done?
The VCSA directed the MT2 to focus on five areas. First, the requirement to establish permanent mobilization personnel and units. Second, command and control relationships required to provide unity of effort for all agencies that have equities in mobilization. Third, developing a permanent infrastructure strategy that allows for flexible and scalable access to Army Force Generation platforms. Fourth, developing a funding strategy that provides assured resources for mobilization. Lastly, requesting the revision of laws, policies, and procedures to support mobilization as an Army core competency.

The MT2 is comprised of experts from FORSCOM, Training and Doctrine Command, Army Materiel Command, Headquarters Department of the Army, United States Army Pacific Command, United States Army Special Operation Command, Army National Guard, United States Army Reserve Command, Installation Management Command, Medical Command, United States Army Corps of Engineers, First Army, and the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?
The next steps will focus on developing effective and efficient courses of actions for the required permanent infrastructure and streamlined command and control as well as conducting a holistic look at the individual replacement deployment operations required by combatant commanders to support continuous mobilization.

Why is this important to the Army?
This holistic effort within the Army will provide a permanent and sustainable strategy for continuous mobilization with an implementation plan that maximizes use of the Reserve Components.

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