STAND TO!

Edition: Tue, August 16, 2005
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SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

[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

TODAY'S FOCUS

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.

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