Our Nation is blessed with the world's finest Army, an all-volunteer force representing the best that our country has to offer...Since becoming the Secretary of the Army three months ago, I have become more impressed with all of our uniformed people.
Dr. Francis J. Harvey
Secretary of the Army
The 2005 Army Posture Statement provides an overview of today's Army.
It describes how the Army is executing four overarching, interrelated strategies needed to accomplish the enduring mission. These strategies are:
- Relevant, Ready Landpower to support the Combatant Commanders and the Joint Force to sustain the full range of our global commitments.
- Training and Equipping Soldiers to Serve as Warriors and Growing Adaptive Leaders who are highly competent, flexible and able to deal with 21st challenges they now confront.
- Attaining a Quality of Life and Well-Being for Our People that match the quality of service they provide.
- Providing Infrastructure to Enable the Force to Fulfill its Strategic Roles by establishing and maintaining the infrastructure and information network required to develop, to generate, to train and to sustain the force.
The Army's strategic goal:
- To remain relevant and ready by providing the Joint Force with essential capabilities to dominate across the full range of operations.
The Army's mission:
- To provide necessary forces and capabilities to the Combatant Commanders in support of National Security and Defense Strategies.
The 2005 Army Modernization Plan can be found on the web at http://www.army.mil/features/MODPlan/2005/. The AMP describes how Army efforts are supporting transformation by retaining the best of current capabilities and developing new and improved ones.