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The 2003 United States Army Posture Statement
MANNING THE FORCE

The objective of our manning strategy is to ensure we have the right people in the right places to fully capitalize on their warfighting expertise – this is The Army’s commitment to the Nation, Army leaders, Soldiers, and our families. Correctly manning our units is vital to assuring that we fulfill our missions as a strategic element of national policy; it enhances predictability for our people; and it ensures that leaders have the people necessary to perform their assigned tasks. In FY00, we implemented a strategy to man our forces to 100% of authorized strength, starting with divisional combat units. The program expanded in FY01 and FY02 to include early deploying units. In FY02, we maintained our manning goals and continued to fill our Divisions, Armored Cavalry Regiments, and selected Early Deploying Units to 100% in the aggregate, with a 93-95% skill and grade-band match. We remain on target to accomplish our long-term goal of filling all Army units to 100% of authorized strength.

 

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