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Edition: Wed, June 01, 2005
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ARMY MODULAR FORCES AND FUTURE COMBAT SYSTEMS

- The Army's preeminent, interdependent transformational initiatives
- Deal with current and evolving threats from irregular, traditional, disruptive and catastrophic challenges
- Close capability gaps that might otherwise be exploited by adaptive, networked opponents

Modular Forces:
- More responsive to Combatant Commanders' needs
- Better employ Joint capabilities
- Facilitate force packaging and rapid deployment
- Fight as more self-contained units in non-linear, non-contiguous battlespace
- Multifunctional across the Range of Military Operations (ROMO)

Future Combat Systems:
- Provide a family of systems enabled by a common network
designed to enable the Soldier
- Consist of advanced air and ground-based systems (manned and unmanned) with embedded and networked battle command
- Operate as a system of systems with platforms capable of tactical airlift
- Enable a new way of fighting using network centric operations and air envelopment with a mounted force to change the tactical battlespace geometry

Modular Forces use organizational change to:
- Achieve operational needs
- Enable leader development
- Provide feedback for future force developments

The FCS-equipped Unit of Action:
- Capitalizes on the Modular Force initiative
- Provides required capabilities by affecting change not just through new materiel but across the entire DOTMLPF (Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership, Personnel, Facilities)
- Meets the requirements of the National Security, National Defense and National Military Strategies

Modular Forces will include the FCS-equipped Unit of Action as well as other types of brigade combat teams for years.

Watch The Army Modular Force video or read more about FCS.

INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

The Combat Action Badge (CAB), newly approved design shown here, will go into immediate production and should be available late this summer or early fall through unit supply and military clothing sales stores. Click here for more information on the CAB.

CALENDAR

June 2, 2005
Army's Eisenhower Series will sponsor a symposium with the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF), the National Defense University Foundation and the National Defense Industrial Association entitled "U.S. Defense Industrial Base: National Security Implications of a Globalized World". This program is open to the public. Click here for more information.

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