Our Army is serving a Nation at war.
The Global War
on Terrorism will not be short and it will require deep and enduring
commitment. To fight this war and ensure our Nation's security into
the future, the Army must provide the Joint Force with relevant and
ready capabilities to support the National Security and
Defense Strategies. Our Army is a campaign-quality Army with a Joint
and Expeditionary Mindset, a proud member of the Joint Force expertly
serving our nation and its citizens for 231 years.
Army provides the Joint Force with the combat, combat support, and
combat service support capabilities necessary to conduct sustained
land warfare during extended campaigns. This is our unique contribution
to the Joint Team and it will be maintained. The challenge we are
addressing is how to transform our organizations, processes, doctrine
and culture so that we are better able to provide this contribution
in a more prompt and rapid manner.
As it has always been, Soldiers, both active and reserve, are the
heart of the Army. Embued with the Warrior Ethos, our Soldiers are
"Warriors of character" whose seriousness and sense of urgency
are characteristic of an Army at war. Our Soldiers will always place
the mission first, never accept defeat, never quit and will never
leave a fallen comrade.