We realized that the Military Services' Cold War arrangements were ill-suited for the new warfare of the future. So we set about making U.S. forces more agile and more expeditionary. When we say "agile" some people seem to think it means making the military "smaller." It does not. It is the shape of the forces, not the size, that is the impetus for making needed changes. (Transcript)
Secretary of Defense
EVERY SOLDIER IS A SENSOR (ES2)
The individual Soldier is the most capable, sophisticated collector of intelligence in today's Army.
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) defines ES2 as:
- Soldiers trained to actively observe details related to Commanders' Critical Information Requirements (CCIR) in an area of operations and competent in reporting their experience, perception and judgment in a concise, accurate manner.
- Leaders who understand how to optimize the collection, processing and dissemination of information in their organization to enable the generation of timely intelligence.
ES2 comprises the following components:
a. Change in the mind-set and culture of both leaders and Soldiers.
b. A network that integrates the Soldier into the overall intelligence framework.
c. Rapid fielding of new tools to the Soldier level.
While technology will impact the future of the United States Army, its success will continue to be determined by its most important asset, weapon and sensor: the Soldier.
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Army's Eisenhower Series sponsors a terrorism workshop on March 24 with the Woodrow Wilson Center and Rand: "Meeting the Challenge of Islamist Militancy: A Counter-Epidemic Approach." Click here for registration information.
Joe Nemechek finished 35th at Sunday's Golden Corral 500 in Atlanta. Nemechek had been running solidly in the top 10, but suffered a punctured radiator with fewer than 50 laps to go.
U.S. Army Top Fuel pilot, Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher, lost a second round race Sunday to Larry Dixon in the Mac Tools Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway but retained the Top Fuel points lead after three events.
In Pro Stock Motorcycles, U.S. Army driver Antron Brown lost in the semifinals, while his teammate, Angelle Sampey, fouled out with a red light start against Brown in the second round.
The Army's rifle team brought home the first National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) crown for any Army varsity athletic team in 56 years. The last one was won by Army's fencing in 1949. Rifle's head coach, Maj. Ron Wigger was named the National 'Coach of the Year' for the second straight year.