STAND TO!

Edition: Tue, June 07, 2005
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SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

As America's Army, our first priority is to provide the necessary forces and capabilities to the Combatant Commanders in support of the National Security and Defense Strategies. In accomplishing this, our volunteer Army is operating at a very high operational pace, and must be prepared to do so for the foreseeable future. As such, we have developed an Army Campaign Plan to synchronize the training, providing, transforming and resetting of forces to both sustain the current operations tempo and be relevant to future threats. (Transcript)

Gen. Richard A. Cody
Vice Chief of Staff of the Army

TODAY'S FOCUS

FY05 ARMY GAME PLAN
Leader Priorities


Read about the leader priorities for objectives one and two in the June 6 edition of Stand-To.

Objective # 3: Resource the Force to Execute Our Strategic Requirements

Leader Priorities

o Senior leaders must understand the highlights of the program now in review (as articulated in the Program Objective Memorandum, 2006-11 Executive Summary).
o Senior leaders must be able to communicate the issues associated with the use of supplemental appropriations to resource our efforts (as summarized in the Risk section of this Game Plan and in the Program Objective Memorandum, 2006-2011 Executive Summary).


Objective # 4: Maintain the Viability of the All-Volunteer Force

Leader Priorities

o Direct programs to lead change, while managing complexity.
o Reinforce programs that inform people within your organizations why the Army must change now, how change is occurring, how it will affect people, and how it is designed to improve capabilities, enhance cohesion, and promote quality of life.
o Work to man the force (Units of Action, Units of Employment, and critical institutional units) to required skills and grades.
o Reduce personnel turbulence through stabilization programs including unit-focused stability.
o Ensure incentives, recruiter strength, and other tools are in place to access committed, flexible, and adaptive volunteers needed to man the Army.
o Implement retention and well-being strategies to man our Volunteer Force.
o Implement an enterprise level human resources system and revise supporting personnel policies to deliver responsive personnel service support.
o Implement Senior Army Workforce, National Security Personnel System, and military-to-civilian conversions to transform the civilian component.


Stand-To will present the remainder of the Army Game Plan leader priorities this week or you can read them at www.army.mil/features/2005ArmyGamePlan.

INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

The D-Day Anniversary web special is available on the Army Home Page at www.army.mil/d-day. Watch a video, view photos, and listen to the message from General Eisenhower.

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