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What is it?
Reset, one of the four Army imperatives, systematically restores deployed units to a level of personnel and equipment readiness that permits resumption of training for future missions.

What is the Army doing?
Reset provides an initial reconstitution period (6 months/Active Component and 12 months/Reserve Components) for Soldier and Family reintegration. After reconstitution, units begin focused training in preparation for deployment; initially focusing on Deployment Mission Essential Task List proficiency, then achieving Core Mission Essential Task List proficiency as dwell (time at homestation) or (time not deployed) increases.

We face significant challenges while manning and equipping our formations in Reset. The Army will "man" brigade-sized units through the Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) process. The Army will man and prioritize units based on deployment, major training exercises, and redeployment dates. Unit manning cycles begin at Return +91 days and continue through the next deployment and ends at Return + 90 days.

Supplemental funding has been the key to our success with equipment reset. The Army has requested $18.2 Billion in FY09 to restore the combat readiness of 26 brigades and other smaller force pooled units. Since the start of combat operations, the Army has reset more than 480,000 pieces of equipment including: 2,359 aircraft; 3,510 tracked vehicles; 25,113 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles; 5,635 trucks; 3,243 trailers; 192,456 small arms; and 18,492 generators.

What continued efforts does Army have planned for the future?

Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA) is currently conducting a series of Reset pilots to determine how institutional processes must adjust to implement ARFORGEN. The test for FY08 applies reset standards to 13 redeploying Army units; the FY09 pilot will expand the test to 19 units. The Army has already gathered and applied many significant lessons learned from the FY08 pilot. As a result, HQDA has directed the application of a number of best business practices to all Army units returning after January 2009.

Why is this important to the Army?
The Army must restore its strategic depth while preserving the All-Volunteer Force. Because of shortages in people, equipment, and time to train, the non-deployable force does not meet readiness goals. We are now institutionalizing the Reset process in order to ensure readiness of the future force, our Soldiers, and their Families.

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