STAND TO!

Edition: Fri, June 10, 2005
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SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

Our Nation is critically dependent on the Army to keep it safe and secure. Today, that means the Army must jointly fight and win the GWOT. We must never forget that we are fighting an enemy whose fundamental objective is to destroy our Nation's way of life. Your service is essential to protecting our way of life, and our Nation greatly values the sacrifices you are making. (Transcript)

Francis J. Harvey
Secretary of the Army

TODAY'S FOCUS

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.

Click here to watch the "Every Soldier is a Sensor" video, part of the Army Professional Video Collection.

CALENDAR

June 12, 2005
NASCAR Nextel Cup "Ponoco 500". The #01 US Army car driven by Joe Nemechek will sport a custom paint scheme replicating the new digital Army Combat Uniform colors. The car's hood will spotlight the Army Birthday theme Call to Duty: 230 Years of Service to Our Nation. (Photo)

June 13, 2005
The Learning Channel will air Long Distance Delivery. The program tells the stories of three families and the changes they went through while a loved one was in Iraq. (More information)

June 14, 2005
U.S. Army Birthday
Call to Duty: 230 Years of Service to Our Nation

A cake cutting ceremony will be held at the Pentagon's River Entrance at 10 a.m. The event will feature The U.S. Army Band, the 3rd U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard) Fife and Drum Corps, and a firing demonstration by the Old Guard Alpha Company.

Look for other Army Birthday celebration events in your local area at www.army.mil/birthday/230.

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