Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers the commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., May 23, 2015.

Dempsey emphasizes trust at West Point graduation

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff reversed the first-salute tradition for new officers during the Class of 2015's commencement at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., May 23....READ MORE



Mission Statement:
FORSCOM prepares conventional forces to provide a sustained flow of trained and ready land power to Combatant Commanders in defense of the Nation at home and abroad.

Vision Statement:
For the Army of 2020, FORSCOM provides enhanced land power gaining operational depth and versatility through a mix of fully integrated Active and Reserve Component forces operating with our Unified Action Partners. Organizations will be expeditionary, campaign focused, and tailorable to provide Combatant Commanders the required capabilities to be decisive across the range of military operations.

Commanding General

"Our No. 1 task is readiness. Readiness - the ability to conduct a range of military operations, from humanitarian assistance to combat operations - is FORSCOM's top priority. An army only has two tasks - it's either prepare for war or prepare for combat, or conduct combat. Absent the actual act of fighting, then our fundamental task is to prepare for the act of fighting. It means training. It means manning. It means equipping. It means leading. In order for the Army to win, however, it must integrate the Guard and Reserve. Today, the Army is implementing its Total Force Policy, integrating all three components, particularly in training and relationship-building. The Guard and Reserve are part of the Army's regionally aligned forces effort, supporting theater security cooperation activities around the world. The United States Army cannot execute operations anywhere without the Guard and Reserve."

General Mark A. Milley Washington, D.C.
Oct. 13, 2014

Gen. Milley's official biography and photograph

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