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
2005 ARMY POSTURE STATEMENT
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:
1. Relevant, Ready Landpower to support the Combatant Commanders and the Joint Force to sustain the full range of our global commitments.
2. 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.
3. Attaining a Quality of Life and Well-Being for Our People that match the quality of service they provide.
4. 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.
Army Public Affairs held its annual Worldwide Public Affairs Symposium this week in Virginia. BG Vincent Brooks, Chief of Public Affairs, led the professional development event with a focus on "Leading a Culture of Engagement" through innovative communications. The GWOT is being fought in the Information Battle Space and leaders must reach out to both traditional and non-traditional audiences to tell the Army story. Defense Department and Army leaders (including CJCS, SA, CSA, VCSA, CAR, Chief NGB) addressed PA professionals from across the Army. A common thread was the critical importance of Public Affairs in keeping the American people informed about the Army's key role in winning the Global War on Terrorism.
The NASCAR UAW-Daimler/Chrysler 400 will be held on 13 March in Las Vegas. Check your local Fox listings to see Joe Nemechek, Army-sponsored NASCAR driver, continue his quest to make this year another "Top-20" season.
To read more about Army Racing, the vehicles and the drivers, go to www.army.mil/racing.