[W]e're moving...to joint interdependence where...we can reach into each other's kit bags and call for capability to come and help us on target, whether it comes from a submarine, whether it comes from an aircraft carrier, whether it comes out of an air base somewhere... (Transcript)
Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker
Chief of Staff of the Army
ARMY STRATEGIC PLANNING GUIDANCE
The Army Strategic Planning Guidance is the Army's institutional strategy and serves as its principal long-range planning document. The ASPG consists of ten Strategic Imperatives.
Strategic Imperative #1:
Implement Transformation Initiatives
The implementation of transformation initiatives consists of five major transformation initiatives:
1. Implement the Modular Force: A total redesign of the operational Army into a larger, more powerful, flexible and deployable force. Centers on Brigade Combat Teams.
2. Developing the Network: Creation of a net-centric, knowledge based environment used to transform decision making.
3. Developing and Fielding Future Combat Systems: Focused on putting higher payoff technologies into the current force as soon as they become available.
4. Force Stabilization: Emphasizes building and sustaining cohesive, deployable, combat ready units.
5. AC/RC Rebalance: Restructure and rebalance more than 100,000 positions. Restructure to increase units with special skills in high demand. Improve rapid deployment capability.
The U.S. Army has issued an official statement on the proposed women-in-combat legislation. In summary, the statement says "...existing DOD and Army policies are in compliance with the legislation being proposed under House Resolution 1815. Thus, the proposed legislation contained in HR 1815 is unnecessary, does not provide further clarification...." To read the entire statement, click here.
USMA Men: Baseball (5/21) Army 9, 4 Rhode Island 5, 1; Golf (5/21) Army finishes 24th at NCAA East Regional; (5/21) Army captures 2004-05 Patriot League President's Cup for overall excellence in the league's 22 sports.
NASCAR: At the NASCAR Nextel All-Star Challenge at Lowe's Motor Speedway (non points event), Joe Nemechek qualified 9th and finished 21st.
NHRA: At the Pontiac Performance NHRA Nationals in Columbus, OH, Tony Schumacher finished 1st by beating Doug Kalitta in the finals.