STAND TO!

Edition: Wed, December 21, 2005
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SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

We are working to complement our operational transformation by ensuring that our business, force generation, and training functions improve how we support a wartime Army and the other Services. We are divesting functions no longer relevant and reengineering business processes to increase responsiveness to the Combatant Commanders. We seek to improve effectiveness and identify efficiencies that will free human and financial resources to better support operational requirements. (Transcript)

GEN. Richard A.Cody
Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army

TODAY'S FOCUS

PEO Soldier

PEO Soldier Mission : To arm and equip Soldiers to dominate the full spectrum of peace and war, now and in the future.

To meet this mission, the Army is re-envisioning the Soldier as a System. Soldiers' warfighting needs are considered a single platform, functioning as a system and integrated with other systems in the same manner as larger systems.

PEO Soldier develops all aspects of Soldier equipment to be integrated, modular, interoperable, and mission-tailorable. As a result, the Soldier gains enhanced performance in all critical areas.

There are three systems within PEO Soldier:

1. Soldier Warrior -- includes Land Warrior and Air Warrior programs that provide improvements in Soldier lethality, survivability, mobility, and sustainment both in the air and on the ground.

2. Soldier Equipment -- includes Sensors & Lasers and Clothing & Individual Equipment programs which provide dismounted Soldiers advanced technologies to support operational environments and "own the night."

3. Soldier Weapons -- includes Individual Weapons and Crew-Served Weapons programs that provide support to Soldiers through the development and production of current and future weapon systems, ammunition, and associated target acquisition/fire control products.

Read more about PEO Soldier at https://peosoldier.army.mil .

CALENDAR

Mail Call on the History Channel - Friday, December 23 @ 11pm ET/PT

R. Lee Ermey salutes more than two centuries of Christmas at War--from Valley Forge to Baghdad, inspiring stories about how troops have celebrated the holiday season. Topics include the WWI Christmas truce across the trenches of the French countryside, the men of the 101st Airborne under siege during the Battle of the Bulge in Christmas 1944, the retreat at Choisin Reservoir in Korea, and the Gunny's strong involvement over the years in the Marine Corps' Toys for Tots charity program.

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